BYD denies casualties in electric vehicle fire in Guangdong's Zhongshan city

Asian Tech Press (Feb 14) -- Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd (BYDDF: OTC US) denied that a fire incident involving its electric vehicle in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, caused casualties.

It was reported that a vehicle fire accident occurred on Monday in Zhongshan, a city in the south of the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province.

A BYD Qin PLUS DM-i was catching fire in Zhongshan.

BYD said that the incident did not cause casualties, and during the fire, the battery did not burn, and the specific cause is subject to further investigation.

For the online rumors that the car fire caused the death of the driver, BYD said it will call the police to deal with the string-cut video and malicious association for misleading.

Sources familiar with the matter said that a BYD Qin PLUS DM-i, BYD's first sedan to including the DM-i hybrid technology, caught fire in Zhongshan on Monday. However, there were live pictures showing that the fire was extinguished in time.

As a plug-in hybrid model of BYD Qin Plus, the Qin Plus DM-i was launched in the market on March 8, 2021.

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