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 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

BYD F3DM: The Chinese Volt

Chinese automaker BYD introduced their BYD F3DM EREV (Extended Range Electric Vehicle) here in Detroit, a car similar to the Chevy Volt. Except the BYD hybrid's already in production. Also, it's half the price. » 1/12/09 11:45am 1/12/09 11:45am

Chinese Automakers Invade The Main Floor Of Detroit Auto Show

After years of skirmishing in the basement of the Cobo Center, the Chinese automakers will finally set up a base on the main floor of the upcoming Detroit Auto Show » 11/25/08 5:30pm 11/25/08 5:30pm. Why were the two Chinese companies, and , honored with the presence among the big boys upstairs? It isn't because they're selling more cars in the US,…

Jalopnik Is Not Jim Cramer, Please Do Not Buy, Buy, Buy On Our…

In the course of a normal day we receive dozens of emails from readers who have questions about what we've written, praise for our prose or a desire to see us murdered in various ways for daring to impugn the good name of the Chrysler Sebring. It is therefore a special moment when an email actually catches us off… » 10/21/08 2:00pm 10/21/08 2:00pm

Chinese Automaker Reveals Keyless Entry Wristwatch For When It's Time…

Leave it to the clever scientists at BYD Auto, who came up with the ferrous battery hybrid and the in-show test drive, to invent a new solution to keyless entry. Tired of carrying a clunky key fob everywhere you go? Try a sharp-looking watch that includes locking functions as well as wireless startup so you can start… » 4/23/08 10:40am 4/23/08 10:40am

Detroit Auto Show: BYD's Young Exec Can Get Girls

Earlier in the day we showed video of China's youngest auto exec competently explaining BYD's Dual mode hybrid F6 to us. And we may have made a joke about him not being able to get a date to the prom before our crazy ass drive through the Detroit Auto Show. But then we saw him on our way to a photo shoot with another… » 1/15/08 4:15pm 1/15/08 4:15pm