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Body and chassis
Classplug-in hybrid sedan
Body style4-door sedan
RelatedBYD F6
Honda Accord[citation needed]
BatteryLiFePO4 battery pack
Electric range100 kilometres (62 mi)
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,846 mm (190.8 in)
Width1,822 mm (71.7 in)
Height1,465 mm (57.7 in)

The BYD F6DM (Dual-mode) was a planned plug-in hybrid mid-size sedan. A planned fully electric version was called F6e. The manufacturer, Chinese automaker BYD, is owned by BYD Company Limited, China's largest mobile phone battery maker. The car remained a prototype, with BYD currently focusing their efforts on the BYD Qin after having developed the smaller F3DM, the all-electric e6, and the hybrid SUV S8DM.[1]


The F6DM was introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show.[2]

Based on the BYD F6, the F6DM uses lithium iron phosphate battery, a type of li-ion battery under trade name "Ferrous",[3] that can be recharged to 70 percent of capacity in 10 minutes.[4] Iron-Phosphate Lithium-Ion batteries are claimed to be much safer than Cobalt-Oxide Lithium-Ion batteries,[5] which have a history of causing fires in consumer electronic devices.[6]

BYD claims that a test model can travel 100 kilometres (62 mi) on electric power before the gasoline engine will be needed, and that the battery can be fully recharged from an outlet in nine hours.[7]


MidAmerican Energy, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary and shareholder in BYD,[8] discussed with BYD Auto how to set up a U.S. dealer network for the F6DM.[9]

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  1. ^ "BYD Auto at 2011 Geneva International Motor Show". BYD Auto. Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
  2. ^ "China's BYD Unveils Second Plug-in Hybrid Model at Geneva Motor Show; Plans to Begin Sales in Europe in 2-3 Years". Green Car Congress. 2008-03-05. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  3. ^ "Detroit 2008: BYD targets the hybrid market (video) - Automotive news and opinions - - Canadian automotive network". Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  4. ^ Edmunds (15 October 2007) "Detroit Show Preview: BYD's New Plug-in Hybrid on Sale Next Year" Archived 2007-10-19 at the Wayback Machine Edmunds Inside Line'.' Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Plug-In Hybrid Goes On Sale, In China Only". Hybrid Cars. 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  6. ^ Lithium-ion battery#Safety
  7. ^ BusinessWeek, January 21, 2008
  8. ^ [1] Archived December 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Balfour, Frederik (2008-09-29). "Buffett Backs China Green-Auto Venture". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-10-26.

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