Chinese Automaker BYD To Set Up Shop In Los Angeles

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
chinese automaker byd to set up shop in los angeles

Chinese electric car maker BYD announced plans to establish a headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles, in a joint statement released with the Mayor of Los Angeles, and the Governor of California.

“By the end of next year, the plan is to offer several models,” BYD Senior Vice President Stella Li told reporters in Los Angeles. Li also announced that BYD was discussing plans with Penske Motor Group, a large dealer chain, to sell BYD cars in California.

BYD is hoping to capitalize on the growing demand for alternative-fuel vehicles, and a consumer desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The new office as well as a battery and solar panel development center is expected to add 150 initial jobs as well as 1000 jobs in sales and product support.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • Miudf Miudf on Mar 20, 2011

    Great to see BYD representing chinese auto brand. Great creativity to produce the highest quality at the lowest price for consumers. Others are just jealous of the success of BYD and chinese prosperity, so they target BYD and China. BYD and China all the way!!!