SHANGHAI -- BYD Auto Co. will display a plug-in hybrid and a full-electric vehicle at the Detroit auto show in January.
The plug-in hybrid is the F3DM. The electric car is called the e6, said Jasmine Huang, spokesperson for BYD's international division.
According to information released by BYD on its Web site, the F3DM has a range of about 400km (267 miles) on one tank of fuel, with a maximum speed of 160kph (about 100 mph). It can also run for 100km (about 60 miles) powered by a lithium-iron phosphate battery pack alone.
It has a 1.0-liter gasoline engine.
The e6, a full-electric crossover, also has a range of 400km. It is powered by a lithium-iron phosphate battery pack that helps it reach a maximum speed of 160kph in ten seconds after being started, the company says.
The batteries used in the two models are both developed by BYD itself.
The F3DM has already available in China, but its sales are very limited due to a lack of subsidies for individual buyers.
BYD plans to sell the e6 on the domestic market at the end of this year. In May this year, the company said in a press release it aims to sell both the F3DM and the e6 in the United States in 2011.
"Of the two models, the e6 will be our focal point at the show," Huang said.