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Besides its F3DM, BYD also showed another plug-in hybrid, the F6DM, and the E6, a seven-seat electric van.

Published: 15-Jan-2009

GUANGZHOU, China--BYD is a small automaker here but a major producer of lithium ion batteries for cell phones.

The company wants to use its expertise in batteries to make practical plug-in hybrids.

At the Detroit auto show, BYD will show its F3DM plug-in hybrid, which is on sale in China in limited numbers.

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