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

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

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

BYD F3DM Extended Range Electric Car Launches In China, Out-Volt's…

Chinese automaker BYD has unveiled the BYD F3DM electric vehicle (EREV) for sale in the Chinese market. BYD also plans to bring the 62-mile range $22,000 car to the US and out-Volt the Volt. » 12/15/08 1:00pm 12/15/08 1:00pm

Chinese BYD Hybrid Coming This Year, With Quick Charging System

Ever since we had our test drive » 10/15/08 5:30pm 10/15/08 5:30pm of the Cobo Hall at the , we've been fascinated by the Chinese company's ferrous battery technology. They've been using it to make cell phone batteries for quite some time, but now they're finally putting it into production on a car to be on the market before the end of the year.…