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

10 January 2009

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.)

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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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