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2011

BYD’s G3R hit the market.

Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd., the joint venture by Daimler AG and BYD, has received business license.

BYD’s S6 hit the market.

BYD North American Headquarters established in Los Angeles.

BYD 50kw energy storage unit is formally put into operation in the EPRI (American Electric Power Academy of Sciences).

First BYD F3DM hit the Shanghai road.

BYD Hong Kong Science Park was established for electric car research.

BYD delivered 250 e6-taxi and 200 eBUS-12 to the Universiade Shenzhen 2011.

BYD Indonesia office formally established

BYD’s G6 hit the market.

BYD eBUS-12 entered service in Xi’an and Changsha.

BYD and Greek electric power company Energa signed purchase contracts

2010

BYD acquired Japanese mold factory from Ogihara Corp.

BYD donated 20 million yuan, 1000 quilts, and 1000 sets of cotton clothes to disaster-hit
areas in Qinghai Yushu.

Daimler AG and BYD signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop electric vehicles for China.

BYD’s first multi-purpose vehicle M6 hit the market.

BYD L3 hit the market.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, his business partner Charlie Munger, and Bill Gates arrived at Shenzhen, and started the ‘Building Your Dreams’ journey with BYD.

BYD’s pure electric bus K9 came off from the production line.

2009

April 22nd: BYD's first multi-purpose vehicle, M6, first unveiled at the 13th Shanghai International Vehicle Exhibition.

May 2nd: BYD e6 and several other vehicles displayed at Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting.

July 19th: BYD hardtop convertible S8 hit the market.

July 25th: BYD Auto Changsha Project started.

October 26th: BYD G3 hit the market.

November 10th: The contract signing ceremony of BYD Shaoguan Production Base Project was held in Shaoguan, Guangdong Province.

2008

January 3rd: BYD Finland Oy founded.

March 18th: BYD F6 hit the market.

September 2nd: BYD F0 hit the market.

September 27th: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co, a unit of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., took an approximately 10% stake by buying 225,000,000 new H shares issued by Hong Kong-listed BYD at HK$8.00 (US$1.03) per share. The total value of the investment was approximately HK$1.8 billion or US$230 million.

October 6th: BYD purchased the SinoMOS Semiconductor (Ningbo) Inc. with approximately RMB200 million.

December 10th: BYD Solar Battery Project opening ceremony held in Shangluo, Shaanxi.

December: BYD Shangluo Base founded.

December 15th: BYD F3DM, the world's first dual mode electric car independent of specialized charging stations, hit the market in Shenzhen.

2007

March 6th: BYD Electronics India Private Limited founded.

July 30th: BYD F3R hit the market.

August 9th: First Business Sedan - F6 released in Shenzhen Pingshan Plant.

September 11th: BYD Electronics Romania S.R.L founded.

December 20th: BYD Electronic (International) Co., Ltd listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Main Board (Stock Code: 0285.HK).

2006

BYD first electric car powered by Fe-battery, the F3e, was successfully developed.

March 20th: BYD Denmark ApS founded.

November 18th: BYD S8 first exhibited in the 9th Beijing Vehicle Exhibition.

December 5th: BYD Hungary Kft. founded.

2005

April 16th: First F3 came off from the production line.

August: BYD Japan Co., Ltd. founded.

September 22nd: BYD F3 hit the market in Ji'nan, Shandong Province.

2004

March: BYD Baolong Plant set up.

2003

January 22nd: Purchased Tsinchuan Automobile Company Limited (now BYD Auto Company Limited).

May: Assets reorganized with Beijing Jichi Auto Mould, BYD Beijing Plant set up and Beijing BYD Mould Co., Ltd. founded.

June: BYD Xi'an Plant set up.

2002

Became the first Li-ion battery supplier to Nokia.

May: Received QS-9000 certification.

July: Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Main Board (Stock Code: 1211.HK) with the highest issue price among the 54 H-share stocks in Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

September: BYD Shanghai Plant set up and Shanghai BYD Co., Ltd. founded.

September: BYD Lithium Battery Co., Ltd. received "Motorola Excellent Supplier Award".

2001

April: BYD Korea Office founded.

2000

Received UL certification.

Became the first Li-ion battery supplier to Motorola.

January: Received ISO14001:1996 certification.

1999

April: BYD (HK) Co., Ltd. founded.

October: BYD Shenzhen Kuichong Plant set up and put into commission.

November: BYD America Corp. founded.

1998

December: Received ISO9001 certification.

December: BYD Europe B.V. founded.

1997

Began manufacturing Li-ion battery.

1996

July: Received ISO9002 certification.

1995

February: BYD Company founded, with capital of RMB2.5 million and 20 members.

September: Company relocated from Buji town to the Sixth Science and Technology Industrial Park, with about 300 employees.