Fri Dec 19th, 2008 at 01:12:20 AM EST
Monday BYD (Buffet has 10% of the company) will start to produce the first mass produced plug-in hybrid.
New York Times Said it charges fully in 7 hours, and at special stations, can be charged halfway in 10 minutes.It also has a 1.0 litre gas engine that is used to recharge the batteries when a power outlet isn't nearby.
I like this comment from the CEO :
Chinese automakers still lagged behind Western companies in conventional car technologies, but were at a similar level when it came to hybrids.
"The Chinese manufacturers have the opportunity to leapfrog the traditional technologies and to gain a leading position in terms of new energy cars," he said.