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Warren Buffett Takes Charge

Fortune Magazine has a lengthy article about Chinese electric car maker BYD and the decision by Warren Buffett to violate his own rules of investing and buy a 10% stake in it: Last fall Berkshire Hathaway bought 10% of BYD for...

China Vies to Be World’s Leader in Electric Cars

China’s leaders are planning to make the country a leading producer of electric and hybrid cars, the New York Times reports: The goal, which radiates from the very top of the Chinese government, suggests that Detroit’s Big...

A Plug-In Hybrid Goes on Sale, in China

Richard S. Chang reports in the New York Times: The questionable quality of Chinese cars has been the butt of many jokes, but it looks as though BYD Auto of Shenzhen, China, might be having the last laugh. On Monday, BYD Auto...

Revving China’s Auto Industry

For the BBC, Peter Day test drives a new plug-in electric car developed in China: “Oh, just like one of those new eco-friendly hybrid cars,” you may think. But the makers argue that hybrids are more gas-guzzler than...

Buffett Backs China Green-Auto Venture

Warren Buffett, who recently has made headlines in the U.S. for his investment in a beleaguered Goldman Sachs, is also showing his faith in Chinese innovation and renewable energy by investing in a Chinese electric car...

China’s Alternative Vehicles at a Crossroad

Although Beijing will have a few electric buses operating during the Olympics, China’s continued adoption of alternative energy vehicles will face many challenges without consistent policy support from the central...




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