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 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 Wants To Put Its Battery In Your Electric Dodge

Though BYD Auto made a big show of their own fleet of electric vehicles, their hard-to-believe battery technology is more likely to end up in your driveway under the hood of a domestic. » 1/13/09 1:30pm 1/13/09 1:30pm

BYD E6: 250 Miles Per Charge Electric Car

BYD Auto debuted their E6 full-electric crossover, reportedly capable of a 250-mile trip on just one full charge, putting it ahead of any electric car for sale or announced. We'll probably never see it. » 1/12/09 12:30pm 1/12/09 12:30pm

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