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Portland Attempts to Woo Chinese and Electric Car Maker BYD

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Political and business heavyweights are out the green carpet in hopes of a Chinese electric car manufacturer to set up in the Portland area.

BYD (Build Dreams) is China s largest maker, and moving into the industry.  BYD s first plug-in planned for the Chinese market be the F6DM mid-sized sedan in the half of 2008, and use lithium phosphate batteries.  Its top speed is to be be 100 mph, with a range of 62 in all-electric mode and 267 miles after the gas engine kicks A fully electric version the F6E is planned for 2009.

  The F6E will be a 5 seater sedan a top speed of 100 mph, range of 186 per charge, and expected battery of 2,000 cycles, or 373,000


The company is following this up the impressive F3DM. which be smaller, less expensive for around $14,000 in China), and the claims will have up to a 100 range in electric-only mode.  The styling is being compared to a Camry, while the F3DM above) is similar to a Corolla.

Currently BYD plans to sell the exclusively in China, expanding to Europe in 2-3 years.  However, is trying to entice the company to the cars to the United States.

from BYD Auto met with Governor Ted Kulongoski, U.S. Gordon Smith, Portland Tom Potter, Mayor-elect Sam Adams, and a of other local dignitaries who are to persuade the Chinese carmaker to Portland its distribution hub, its American headquarters, or even its manufacturing base.

“It’s still more a than a goal,” says Snyder, CEO of EcoMotion, an electric-car on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. “At blush, it seems like a long way from Detroit. But we do some manufacturing expertise – we really jump on this

BYD representatives sound cautiously While remaining noncommittal, Li, general manager of BYD’s sales division, told Life that he was impressed by green reputation.

“The top factor is a place is environmentally friendly, where have a green mind-set,” Li “That’s very important.”

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BYD eventually selling the F3DM and in the North American market.  The would likely will in the US for $25,000 to $30,000.

The company’s need is to find a location to its cars for the North American Beyond that, it soon want to identify a point of where it can import cars in China.

According to Jin Lan, a China consultant based in Vancouver, BYD probably will want to establish a manufacturing plant in America, just as Japanese have done.

Li cautioned the company’s plans were in the early stages, but said he BYD to settle on a North American market by the end of the year.

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