June 1, 2010
Flying the Good Flight: Part 9
May 26, 2010
We visited the Chinese car maker BYD. They are rapidly becoming a leader in electric vehicle technology and production. They are also the fastest growing auto brand in China. BYD began as a maker of cell phone batteries and has expanded into cars (including electric vehicles), solar panels and related technology, smart energy, net energy homes and most recently, electric buses. The Port first visited BYD about 3 years ago and was visited by BYD at about that same time.
They contemplate their electric vehicles into the US in 2012 and have asked that we be prepared to compete for their auto import business which, of course, we will happily do.
This definitely is a company to watch.
Photo credits: Courtesy of the Port of Portland
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