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BYD Chinese made EV on Sale in U.S. Late 2010

Not for the first time a Chinese export is promised.

by on Jan.12, 2010

Coming soon to an "outlet" near you?

China’s fourth largest automaker unveiled an all electric vehicle at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit today.

BYD claimed it plans to launch the “e6″ in the United States later in 2010.

The e6 is a pure electric vehicle in a conventional small minivan wrapper with seating for five.

The design and quality are better than the BYD hybrid shown two years ago in Detroit.

The company, a multi-national giant in the production of lithium ion cell phone batteries, made several product claims at a press conference, which imply that its Fe version of the e6 battery — essentially a change in chemistry that separates it from other types of lithium ion or nickel batteries used in EVs — could be a breakthrough.

However, such Chinese product claims are met with skepticism by auto industry engineers.