Invisible Chinese Cars

Los Angeles, near the Staples Center. A Chinese automotive manufacturer has opened a showroom for its electric car. The showroom is empty, except for a few displays which are verboten to photograph. Look, but do not click. The woman manning the reception portal is polite and somewhat bemused by my arrival. Behind her and to […]

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What Dreams May Come (Here)

Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams (BYD) has recently cracked open the U.S. market in a deal with Uber where drivers can lease the e6 for a week at time. Where can you take this electrified Uber ride? Chicago, at the moment. Here’s the boilerplate e6 information, right off of the website: The e6 is a […]

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Build Your Dreams

A plug-in hybrid – an electric car with an onboard generator (aka “range extender”) – was available to the Chinese public eight months before the Chevy Volt could be purchased in America. In fact, the BYD F3DM had been available for purchase by Chinese government agencies and corporations since its official release in December, 2008 […]

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