BYD etymology: What does its letters stand for and name mean?

BYD etymology: What does its letters stand for and name mean?

Posted: May 16, 2018

BYD is a Chinese car company that’s garnered as much attention for its electric vehicles as it has for its copycat designs, but what do the letters BYD stand for?

BYD e6 (2014, first generation) photos

BYD e6 (2014, first generation) photos

Posted: May 15, 2018

The BYD e6 is an all electric compact minivan with a lithium iron phosphate battery, FWD (single motor) and AWD (dual motor) powertrains with between 75kW (101hp) and 200kW (269hp).

BYD Qin (2014, first generation) photos

BYD Qin (2014, first generation) photos

Posted: May 15, 2018

The 2014 BYD Qin is a plug-in hybrid sedan with a 1.5-liter engine and an electric motor. Total output is 217kW (291hp) and 479Nm (353 lb-ft). It has an EV range of 70km (44mi), 5.9s 0-100km/h, and 1.6L/100km (177mpg) rating.