BYD takes a year to sell 450 electric, hybrid cars.

BYD, the Chinese automaker with a much-hyped investment from Warren Buffett, sold just 33 e6 all-electric cars and 417 F6DM plug-in hybrids last year. Maybe the revolution is a five-year plan. (Thanks goatrope!) » 3/01/11 10:00am 3/01/11 10:00am

Detroit Auto Show: World Exclusive Surreal, Illegal Test Drive Of…

"Holy shit, my boss just drove into the auto show" When I went down to the booth of BYD Auto, a Chinese car maker trying to break into the US market, all I hoped for was a few honest answers to my questions. The motto of the company is "Build Your Dream," but that last thing I'd dream was that BYD's Chairman would… » 1/15/08 9:30am 1/15/08 9:30am

Detroit Auto Show: Jalopnik Interviews China's Youngest Auto Executive


We're not here just to mock the Chinese Automakers for their Engrish press releases and to accept their nice tea sets. We're actually on the floor getting stories. Yesterday, we interviewed one of two American execs we could find for BYD Auto about the Ferrous Battery Powered Dual Mode Hyrbrid. And how do you get a… » 1/15/08 8:45am 1/15/08 8:45am