Ford's Makes $8.8 Billion Profit So Workers Get $8,800 Bonuses

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/28/14 9:31am 1/28/14 9:31am

Buffet-Backed BYD Fined For Hiring Chinese Workers In LA At $1.50/Hour

BYD tried to make a big splash in 2010 by setting up headquarters in Los Angeles and representing the first big push by a Chinese company to start selling cars in the U.S. They said they'd be selling cars to Americans by now and they'd be employing lots of people in California. That hasn't happened, though. » 10/28/13 2:45pm 10/28/13 2:45pm

The First Chinese Supercar Will Be All Electric

As far as we know, there are no Chinese supercars. We're not sure there are any true Chinese sports cars. In fact, Chinese cars have only recently become cars. BYD is getting ready to make their first supercar, and supposedly it will be all electric. That's a big jump. » 9/26/13 10:07am 9/26/13 10:07am

This New Chinese Sedan Is Also A Full-Sized R/C Car

It's pretty rare to see a feature on a car that's genuinely new. Cars are so advanced now, most of the low-hanging novelty fruit has been picked, and much of what we get are advances of things we already know. Like adaptive cruise control, for example. So when a company comes out with something truly new, it's a big… » 8/21/12 4:30pm 8/21/12 4:30pm

How Shills From Warren Buffett's Chinese Car Company Stole Their Own…

After a meteoric rise domestically, Chinese automakers are plotting an invasion of foreign markets. The stakes are incredibly high as they prepare to enter America, where Warren Buffett-backed Chinese carmaker BYD has been promising to sell an electric vehicle for a few years. » 7/11/12 10:30am 7/11/12 10:30am

We Recreate Surreal, Illegal Test Drive With China's Richest Man

One of my favorite stories I've ever written involved an impromptu test drive through the Detroit Auto Show with a leader who was soon to become the richest man in China. Four shows later we recreated the drive. » 1/12/11 1:15pm 1/12/11 1:15pm

Chinese Promising $35K EV, $28K Dual-Mode Hybrid For US

Chinese automaker BYD's claiming their full-electric 200-mile-range E6 sedan will cost $35,000, their dual-mode hybrid F3DM will cost just $28,000 and they'll sell "tens of thousands" of them by end of 2012. Another test drive's in order. [plugincars] » 1/09/11 10:50pm 1/09/11 10:50pm

Bollywood's Robot Is Transformers, Matrix, And Blade Runner... Combined

Robot, or Enthiran, is the most expensive Bollywood science fiction film ever created. It manages to combine features of the Matrix, Transformers, I, Robot and basically every other robot film you've ever seen into an explosive orgy of androids. » 10/08/10 11:00am 10/08/10 11:00am

Chinese Automaker BYD Claims They'll Sell Car In U.S. This Year!

What's the more outrageous claim: the full-electric BYD E6 MAV will go on sale in the United States this year; it'll easily pass U.S. crash regulations; or, BYD will be the world's largest automaker by 2025? » 1/12/10 11:15am 1/12/10 11:15am

Chinese Automaker BYD Taking Aim At Global Domination By 2025

Aside from providing highly amusing rides at the Detroit Auto Show, BYD has some serious ambitions, saying they want to overtake Toyota as the global sales leader by 2025. How about one US sale first? Baby steps. [ChinaCarTimes] » 9/22/09 10:30am 9/22/09 10:30am

Chinese Automaker CEO Drinks Battery Fluid

Among the revelations in Fortune magazine's feature on our old friend Chairman Wang Chaun-Fu, founder and CEO of BYD Auto: he offered an American exec a glass of battery fluid. Then he drank it himself. » 4/13/09 3:30pm 4/13/09 3:30pm