Chinese automaker BYD announced a full transition to the production of hybrids and electric vehicles


Chinese automaker BYD, the country’s largest electric vehicle maker, stopped production of internal combustion engine vehicles in March. The company will focus on the production of machines that use alternative energy sources.

Chinese automaker BYD announced a full transition to the production of hybrids and electric vehicles

“BYD will focus exclusively on electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the automotive sector,” — transmits Reuters message from the automaker.

The company emphasizes that it abandoned the production of vehicles running on combustible fuels in March this year in accordance with the requirements of the development strategy.

This move by BYD is a response to the Chinese government’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions by 2030.

The Chinese manufacturer’s statement emphasizes that the company will continue to produce all parts for previously purchased ICE vehicles, as well as provide services for their maintenance and repair.

Last December, American auto giant General Motors introduced the eCrate program to replace internal combustion engines in its car models with electric motors. Volvo, Ford, Mercedez-Benz and Jaguar Land Rover also presented their strategic programs for phasing out internal combustion engines by 2030-2040.

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