Henry Li, BYD, at the 2009 Detroit auto show

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Henry Li, General Manager for Auto Exports for BYD sat down with me at the 2009 Detroit auto show.

Who owns BYD? We know that Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. has invested  about $235 million to get roughly 10% of BYD, but does China own part of BYD as well? What about car companies in Europe or America?

What is BYD known for?

When will they bring their automobiles to the United States?

How will they distribute/sell their cars?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.