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42New Chinese car can be driven by remote control

The successor to the BYD F3 has gone through a couple of name changes on its way to production, finally settling on Su Rui, but its USP has been locked in since the beginning: remote control operation. That's right, a full-sized, road-legal sedan that can be driven by remote control. Of course, the R/C functionality has strict limitations: the Su Rui has a max speed of two kilometers an hour when being operated remotely and it only works when the operator is no more than 33 feet away. But who ca

15Report: BYD cancels plans for F3e electric car

2009 BYD F3DM - Click above for high-res image gallery

5BYD "hits a sticky patch" as company falls well short of production goals

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17Warren Buffett reportedly rakes in $1B profits on BYD in less than one year

2009 BYD F3DM - Click above for high-res image gallery

4Warren Buffett reportedly rakes in $1B profits on BYD in less than a year

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13BYD will show off electric or plug-in car at Buffet's meeting

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14Detroit 2009: BYD's plug-in hybrids, the F3DM and F6DM

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6Green light for production and sale of the BYD F3DM

Although mocked by some competitors, BYD continues to shout about deployment of its alternative powertrains. As we mentioned recently, BYD has everything ready to produce and sell all-electric and plug-in versions of the F3 sedan. According to Gasgoo, this was confirmed by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technologies. The vehicle's specifications remain unchanged: 109 km (about 70 miles) of all-electric range thanks to its lithium-ion iron phosphate batteries that are mated to a

AddBYD moves up at NAIAS

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12The cheapest hybrid will be sold ... in China

We're no strangers to Chinese automaker BYD and its upcoming models of electric and hybrid cars. What's new is the claim that BYD is going to start selling the world's cheapest hybrid, with prices starting at just ¥100,000 (RNB) which is around $14,000 U.S. The model will be called BYD F3DM, with DB standing for Dual Mode, once it reaches the showrooms. BYD also announced a potential full EV version of the F3. The all-electric F6 is, however, still set to production. Specifications for this

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