Monday, January 12, 2009

More on BYD

Following up on yesterday's post, today's WSJ has a nice writeup on BYD, including some background on their founding CEO, Wang Chuanfu.

Curiously, they failed to mention that BYD got its auto expertise by acquiring an existing automaker. That's a crucial part of the story. Otherwise, how could a battery company, founded only in 1995, manage to enter the auto business?

A few questions for readers in China... Has anyone actually seen, or ridden in, the new F3DM? Can one walk into a dealership and buy one today, or is there a long wait?