new products | high-efficiency vehicles
BYD (“Build Your Dream”) is one of the world’s largest
manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries for cell phones. Its
plug-in hybrid car went on sale to government agencies in
China in December 2008, and to consumers there in March
of this year. The company promises to sell in the United
States during 2011.
Ford Fiesta: Introduced in Europe in March and due in
the United States this summer, the 2011 Fiesta aims
for 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, on a 120- horsepower, 1.6-liter gasoline engine.
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