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Old 03-08-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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Chinese firm BYD (better known as an industry leader in NiCad and Lithium Ion batteries) unveiled its second plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Auto Show. Green Car Congress says its unique three-mode hybrid drivetrain starts in full-electric mode, switches to range-extending serial hybrid mode, and finally to Prius-style parallel hybrid setting (with gas and electric motor operating together).

Scheduled for 2010 (isn't everything?), the new F3DM is aimed at the European market. BYD is not shy about its chances for success in the hybrid and electric car markets. "Battery technology is our core competency," Chairman Wang Chaunfu boasts. "And we think we are well-placed against GM and Toyota."

No surprise then, that the company's 20kWh lithium-iron phosphate battery pack can go 70 miles on a single (long-ish) nine-hour 220 VAC chargeÖ with a gas engine ready to kick in to extend range or increase power at any time. With a BYD test-fleet of taxis preparing to take to the streets of Shenzhen, the first automaker to sell an out-of-the-box, plug-in hybrid could well be Chinese. Green Car Congress Ľ
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Its like legacy headlights on a corolla
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:57 PM   #3
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is that a corolla? Or just a copy?
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:36 PM   #4
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they copy everything.. China=Copy
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #5
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Does it let out toxic fumes?
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:17 PM   #6
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lol, what is there for them to copy if no other automaker has made this technology public?

"the first automaker to sell an out-of-the-box, plug-in hybrid could well be Chinese."

u guys need to read

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Old 03-08-2008, 10:30 PM   #7
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u guys need to read

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Old 03-08-2008, 10:28 PM   #8
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I think they were only talking about the styling of the car's chassis, not the hybrid system.

And my personal objection... 70miles on one 9 hr charge? so i charge it for 9hrs for less than one hr of driving? (our hwy speed limit in my state is 75). Boy, I've seen remote control cars with better battery life. And is that 70miles at what average speed? 50? 35? i bet at 75mph it only gets like 30miles before it resorts to engine power.

but more importantly ... is it painted with lead-based paint? HaHa
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