• BYD e6 electric crossover, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

    Now that the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt have reached showrooms--a handful of them, anyhow--a new crop of electric vehicles will launch into the market for 2011. One of those may be the e6 all-electric crossover built by Chinese manufacturer BYD. Famed financier Warren Buffet was so intrigued by the upstart battery maker-turned-auto manufacturer that he bought 10 percent of the company two years ago, instantly catapulting it into the harsh glare of global coverage. Since then, the company has made and broken a string of deadlines for when it would launch its e6 into the U.S. market...

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