As for what the BYD F6-DM is: F6 is the BYD name for this four-door, five-seat sedan and DM stands for Dual Mode, which here means a combination of pure electric and hybrid electric driving systems. BYD (Build Your Dreams) says that the DM system "will take place [ sic] of the electric-gasoline hybrid system, and become the most popular new energy vehicle system in the world." There are a lot of ambitions in the Cobo basement.
The cutaway model features two outlets, one for a standard household power cord and one for a high-power quick charge system to charge up the ferrous battery (developed by BYD). Using quick-charge, the battery will be filled half ways in 10 minutes. Standard charging takes nine hours. BYD told the AP that, using just electrons, the F6-DM can go 60 miles (250 on a full charge and a full tank). The car should be out in China later this year at a price of between $20,000 and $30,000 and might come to North America after 2010. The hybrid system adds around $6,000 to the cost of the standard F6. A video demonstration is available after the jump.