BYD Ranks at Top of J.D. Power 2015 China Initial Quality Study

The BYD Qin, now considered the world's most popular electric vehicle, having outsold other global brands in the last 4 months

Chart shows BYD Qin in the Top 2 of the Midsize Upper Economy Vehicle Segment of the J.D. Power 2015 China Initial Quality Study (IQS).   The overall initial quality study score is determined by problems reported per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower number of problems indicating higher quality.

Shenzhen, China November 16, 2015:  The BYD Qin of BYD Auto Co Ltd received a top ranking score of 75 in the Midsize Upper Economy segment according to the recently released JD Power 2015 China Initial Quality Study (IQS). The BYD Qin, considered the world's most popular electric vehicle model, having outsold other global brands for the last 4 months, placed second to the Hyundai Mistra which had a score of 73, but beat Honda, Mazda, Kia and Volkswagen models in the said category.

The J.D. Power Study serves as the industry benchmark for new vehicle quality by examining problems experienced by new-vehicle owwners within the first tow to six months of ownership in two distrint categories:  design-related problems and defects and malfunctions.  For 2015, the China IQS has  been expanded to include more specific diagnostic questions around eight areas:  interior, exterior, engine/transmission; driving experience; features/controls/displays; seats; audio/communication/entertain- ment/navigation; and heating/ventilation/air conditioning.  The overall initial quality score is determined by problems reported per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower number of problems indicating higher quality.

In addition, media and BYD Qin owners have expressed positive feedback on the electric vehicle's performance.  "The comprehensive performance is beyond my expectations," one Qin owner offered.  "If you charge the Qin everyday, you can save a lot of money on fuel."  Extremely strong power of performance and fuel efficiency have wowed most consumers.

BYD Qin has an EV industry leading warranty of 6 years or 150,000km greatly enhancing consumer satisfaction.  The life-time guarantee on the electric battery has set a benchmark in new energy vehicle industry.  Another Qin owner stated, "In the beginning, we worried about the maintenance cost, but now the lifetime guarantee for the battery has eliminated my doubts and worries.  We really appreciate that."

About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China's largets companies that has successfully expanded globally.  Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to "solve the whole problem" has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several high-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.

As the world's largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friend battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery.  This fire-safe, completely recycable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities.  BYD and all their shareholders, including the great American investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future.

BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their electric battery busesm and lineup of automobiles.  Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home; truly a first for Chinese companies.  For more information, please visit www.byd.com.