BYD is an up and coming Chineese car company that has begun selling the F3DM, an electric car with backup gasoline engine, in China. The new F3DM will go farther on a single charge, 62 miles, than other electric cars and sells for $22,000. In comparison the hyped up Chevy Volt will be starting at $35,000 and will be able to go 40 miles on a single charge . BYD plans to bring the F3DM to the US in 2010.
One of the most interesting parts of the article I read was that Wang, CEO of BYD, poured battery fluid into a glass and drank it to demonstrate that his company developed a nontoxic electrolyte fluid for their vehicles.
- BYD F3DM Main Page
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Preview on Edmunds.com: