01 May '13, 4am

BYD Launches Green-Hybrid Technologies Across Entire Car Line-up

BYD Launches Green-Hybrid Technologies Across Entire Car Line-up

BYD unveiled last week several technologies to improve fuel efficiencies by more than 20 percent in all its 2014 vehicle line-up. The company is calling it the “Green Hybrid.” There are several breakthroughs said to be tied to the “Green Hybrid” initiative; first BYD becomes the first vehicle OEM to implement the higher-efficiency 48VDC vehicle voltage platforms using BYD’s internally developed Iron-Phosphate batteries (versus older heavy-metal-laden, 12-volt DC Lead-Acid technologies). BYD said this new technology allows the battery life to be extended to the expected life of the car – no more worrisome starter-battery replacements. Vehicles transition to all-LED lighting, Electronic Parking Systems, Hybrid and regenerative braking, idle start-stop energy management, automatic engine starts, low rolling resistance and advanced aero-dynamic designs. 48-volt DC systems are ...

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