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PHOTO CAPTION: BYD F6DM is larger version of F3DM

China's 'Build Your Dream' Plug-in Electric Car

BYD F6DM is larger concept version of F3DM, which has now gone on sale in China, with North American sales expected in 2011.

Published: 15-Dec-2008

Cars leave me cold, but not the BYD F3DM. I drove it the other day, and it really is remarkable.

In one way, it is a rather ordinary compact saloon car, though it did have exceptional acceleration when I put my foot down zooming round the factory grounds in Shenzhen, the vast new Chinese city just north of Hong Kong.

This is a plug-in electric car, hence the acceleration, but when the electric battery runs out after 80 miles (128km), the petrol engine switches in seamlessly.

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