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BYD Auto To Show Electric Crossover And Production Plug-In Hybrid at Detroit Show

China’s BYD Auto Company will introduce the e6 electric crossover vehicle and the F3DM sedan, its production plug-in hybrid vehicle currently on sale in China (earlier post), at the upcoming North American International Auto Show.

BYD says it will also provide details about its lithium-ion batteries and the Dual Mode (DM) plug-in hybrid system.

BYD Auto President Wang Chuanfu will be joined at a press conference at NAIAS by David Sokol, chairman of MidAmerican Energy Holdings. In September 2008, MidAmerican, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, acquired a 10% stake in BYD Auto’s parent company, BYD Company Ltd. (Earlier post.)



The big issue for BYD is how to handle the nationwide plunge in export demand. Imports have also fallen, signaling instability ahead and sharply reduced GDP (below 7%).


This is their second year of selling the F3DM plug-in hybrid. Their battery sales will continue.

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