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By John Voelcker 1,570 views Aug 28, 2014 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter BYD Qin plug-in hybrid in showroom in Costa Rica Enlarge Photo Chinese automaker BYD was the first car company in the world to put a plug-in hybrid passenger car into production, a couple of years before the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car hit the road. Despite several hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric product lines, however, the vast majority of BYD's sales volume comes from selling gasoline vehicles in China. BYD K9 All-Electric Bus, as tested in Portland OR Enlarge Photo And the company is losing ground in its home market, as are most native Chinese automakers not selling globally recognized brands. DON'T MISS: Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride First-half sales of BYD's gasoline cars plummeted 27 percent to ...

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