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Apparently BYD is primarily a battery maker, so their electric plans are serious. I can see a future fr these cars, even if it is at first just in China. Electric bikes and scooters are already big int he country, and Chinese customers expect a lot less performance from their cars, making them perhaps more willing to switch to electric even if the system is not as polished as Toyota's.
by GreatZamfir on Sat Dec 20th, 2008 at 06:02:54 AM EST
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The more I read about these guys, the more enthousiast I get... They are definitely Toyota-copiers when it comes to car building, but their electrics seem OK, and this aritcle is great: An american journalist asks some questions about their prototype at the Detroit auto show, the CEO is around and takes them for a drive throught the conference centre, straight through other people's shows.

http://jalopnik.com/344806/detroit-auto-show-world-exclusive-surreal-illegal-test-drive-of-chinese-h ybrid-through-cobo-arena

by GreatZamfir on Sat Dec 20th, 2008 at 06:15:19 AM EST
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