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10Recharge Wrap-up: BYD sales surge, new Mazda MX-5, plug-in VW Passat

BYD has enjoyed a tremendous leap in sales since last year, according to Want China Times. Sales from January to April were ten times that of the same period last year, with much of the credit going to government subsidies for clean cars. BYD claims, though, that battery production is limiting the number of vehicles it sells, and that by increasing that production capacity, it will see even more success. BYD's Qin plug-in hybrid, introduced in December, has already sold 4,500 units with another

AddIn Detail: Green Cars At The 2011 New York Auto Show

Every year about 1 million people attend the NY Auto Show and one of the reasons is that the show often features the latest in environmentally friendly cars and trucks. One of the strongest showings in the green-but-you'd-never-know-it category is Volkswagen. VW is ushering in a new era of cars that consume less, without relying on complex hybrid drivetrains or green-washing their NYIAS booth. True, the Bulli concept is all-electric, but the real world, buy-one-tomorrow VW's are not electric or

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