Ciao Bella, BYD autobus elettrici in Italy

From China to Italy BYD delivered three 12m e-buses to the municipality of Novara, Italy. Novara is between Turin and Milan. The buses are in addition to the twenty electric buses already in operation making those 23 full-size buses in service, the largest emission-free fleet in Italy. The new buses can deliver a full day [...]

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John Batchelor and auto sales in China on Driving the Nation

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Gordon Chang, Forbes, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talk about BYD and Tesla Motors, Volvo and corruption bribes in China. BYD is a Chinese owned company, owned by the private entrepreneur Wang Chuanfu. Tesla is trying to break into the [...]

BYD’s Chairman Wang Chuanfu at the Shanghai auto show

Shanghai auto show BYD is one of Chinas's largest non-government-controlled automakers. Wang Chuanfu is chairman of BYD, a company that is 9.9% owned by a subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Wang has seen the price, and his net worth, go up and down as the price of the stock he owns fluctuates. According to [...]

2013 Shanghai auto show floor scenes

Shanghai, China - Scenes from the 2013 Shanghai auto show includes the women, the characters, the police and the cars. Watch the video to see BMW, BYD, Peugeot, Renault, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Geely, Opel, Mazda, Smart, Brabus, Citroen, Luxgen, JAC, Infiniti, Volvo, Continental, Buick, Kia, Chevy and Jeep on the floor of the Shanghai auto [...]

BYD’s Vice President, Micheal Austin

Shanghai, China - Micheal Austin, BYD's Vice President, BYD of America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about BYD products in America, and the Qin (pronounced Ching) that will come to the United States in a couple years. The Qin is named in honor of the Qin (or Ching) dynasty. Austin explains a brief [...]

BYD a better life through cleaner air in China

China's air quality index April 30, 2013 - According to China's air quality index today in Shanghai, the air quality is 151, putting the air color in the red zone. The website, aqicn.com, explains the red zone as “Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.” [...]

2013 Shanghai auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

Host John Batchelor talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the 2013 Shanghai auto show. Batchelor had heard that Great Wall Motors, the largest SUV maker in China, would be the first Chinese automaker to enter the United States in volume. The key word is in volume. BYD's Chairman Wang says they will start [...]

BYD ebuses to America

Long Beach Transit Board of Directors voted to recommend BYD Motors as the provider of 10 full-electric buses for Long Beach, CA, a city 30 miles south of Los Angeles, CA. On the last day of Governor Brown's visit to China he announced that BYD buses will be assembled in Lancaster, CA. On May 1, [...]

China joint venture domestic foreign cars

Domestic and Foreign cars in China Gordon Chang, Forbes, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com talk about China and cars. Some of the backstories that make up the radio show are; Why didn't Subaru get approval for a Joint Venture in China? Marvin Zhu, a [...]

How Chinese car companies will conquer the U.S. auto industry

Gordon Chang, Forbes.com & the daily, and John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor Radio show talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, drivingthenation.com I started writing about Brand new 2012 cars under $15,000, but The Forbes story turned into an article about why the Chinese car companies would not bring cheap cars into the [...]