BYD, at Detroit auto show

BYD, at Detroit auto show

Where is Noah's Ark to save human beings? People pass their eyes drilling into the Earth up to the sky. Each loop of human civilization is closely linked to the exploitation of solar energy—even coal and petroleum. Since sunshine is vital to everything, why human beings don't obtain energy directly from the sun?

That's just one excerpt of the puzzling video BYD showed before its presentation at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. In a presentation, the company presented large-scale battery-energy storage stations to help moderate changes in power supply and demand—including that for electric-vehicle charging.

The gist of the video is understandable (forgive our possibly erroneous transcription), but we note what's probably the first automaker to call its product unattractive at Detroit:

When humans first saw IBM's giant computer, no one believed computers would store another world. BYD's unattractive black cabinets are able to keep the solar energy captured in daytime and wind power staying in the tanks quietly at hand's disposal.

A second video, which we found a great deal more informative, was narrated in person and included a more conventional presentation of BYD's intent to reduce pollution by expanding the market for renewable energy products, with cars, buses, and energy storage solutions.

Of course, BYD is serious, and with continued financial success and international backing, in part, from Berkshire Hathaway, it has become one of the world's top battery producers—and a burgeoning producer of electric vehicles.

See both of the videos below and let us know what you think.