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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...

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...

China’s Plucky Plug-in Hybrid – David Welch

BYD’s car hits the stage at the Detroit auto show — but will it really be ready to roll this summer? Here is the story from BusinessWeek magazine: In recent years, China’s upstart carmakers have flocked to major auto expos with low-priced offerings aimed at global markets. This year’s Detroit auto show, which opens on […]

For Eco-Entrepreneurs in China, No Simple Way to Grow a Business – Edward Cody

From the Washington Post: Except for its paint job, green to symbolize environmental friendliness, the bus looked ordinary enough as it bumped along a suburban Shanghai street late one recent morning. But it was strangely quiet. Only a distant hum accompanied the rattles and passengers’ conversations. The hum came from a hydrogen fuel cell providing […]

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Company Starts Small – AP

From AP via the New York Times: It’s a dream that’s been pursued for years by governments, energy companies and automakers so far without success: Mass-producing affordable hydrogen-powered cars that spew just clean water from their tailpipes. So Shanghai’s Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies decided to start small. Really small. This month, it will begin sales […]

General Motors commits to producing hybrid vehicles in China by 2008 – AFX

From AFX, via Forbes.com: General Motors Corp became the latest auto maker to commit publicly to the production of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles for the Chinese market, announcing plans to manufacture hybrids in China by 2008 with its Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported. GM said it has set a goal of […]

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