China’s auto-maker will be opening a new facility in California to sell electric busses to local companies. The move is small, with only a few dozen people being employed, but could mark the start of Chinese vehicles penetrating the American market. Many other Chinese companies have failed to enter other markets than their own, but with American billionaire Warren Buffett involved it is likely BYD will succeed. They will also be able to sell these vehicles at a highly discounted rate with the U.S. government picking up the rest of the cost. This marks another step in trying to publicize the importance of alternative energy vehicles not only in the U.S. but worldwide as well.
Later versions of the bus might switch to natural gas as a fuel with how cheap it has become. Companies will begin building areas to house and maintain or charge these vehicles as well. Source WSJ: