BYD earlier showed off an all-electric car at the 2006 Beijing Auto Show called the F3e. It will not now be put into production – at least for a few years.
Wang Jianjun, deputy general manager of BYD, said the delay is due to the lack of an enabling environment for electric cars in China. A market investigation and consultation with the dealers revealed problems with the supporting infrastructure and market environment.
So the company will start instead with a transitional product such as the F3DM, a plug-in hybrid compact sedan
Gasgoo reported Wang as saying it was not feasible to extensively promote all-electric vehicles before the supporting infrastructure is well improved in the country.