PHOTO CAPTION: Fast charging of BYD e6 taxi can cut out-of-service time, but also reduces battery life, claims report.

Beijing's Electric Taxi Drivers Experiencing Operational Problems

There are around 1,150 electric taxis roaming the districts of Beijing, with a total of 539 charging stations, but queues to recharge take up to six hours.

Published: 11-Feb-2014

Electric taxi drivers in Beijing suffer from battery problems, with overly long charging sessions cutting into time that could be spent driving passengers.

Waiting in queues at charging stations is now the norm for many drivers, and charging a vehicle can take up to six hours, reported Chinese financial news portal Caixin.

According to additional reports by Beijing Today, most vehicles need to charge at least twice daily in order to maintain a “satisfying income level.”


BYD reportedly has build some 700 of its k9 electric buses.

Chinese company beats out South Carolina-based Proterra for $12.1 million electric bus order.

BYD K9 electric buses will be utilized in Bogota's bus rapid transit system.

The BYD K9’s all-electric bus will be placed into service as of Q2 2013 in the Colombian capital.

BYD e6 operating as taxi in hometown of Shenzhen, China.

Having stumbled the last several years by over-promising and failing to deliver, BYD is considering ending gasoline car production and focusing its automotive division on electric-drive vehicles.


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