BYD Auto Co.
China's BYD expands U.S. manufacturing plantSept. 15, 2016
Samsung invests $449 million in China's BYDJuly 22, 2016
Samsung pursued a stake in EV specialist BYD after an affiliate was among foreign battery makers left off a list of suppliers approved by China, where sales of EVs are surging and the government has sped up construction of charging points. For Samsung, the foray into the auto industry is also a way to help make up for declining growth in hardware businesses such as televisions and smartphones.
AutoNews Now: 'Pokemon Go' pushbackJuly 15, 2016
Samsung seeks stake in China's BYD to boost chip businessJuly 14, 2016
June's EV leader? Guess againAug. 10, 2015
Cuba orders 719 cars from China's BYD for tourist rentalsJuly 3, 2015
New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel useMarch 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers as batteries get cheaper and more efficient. The new microhybrid systems are coming on line just as automakers face a U.S. goal of 54.5 miles per gallon on average by 2025.