Friday, March 11, 2011

Electric Cars Inspiring Espionage and Bad Behavior

Chinese carmaker BYD is getting in trouble for possibly stealing patent right information for its product plans. A report published on Internet whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks show, the battery firm turned electric vehicle manufacturer backed by multi billionaire Warren Buffet could be guilty of these transgressions and more. According to Reuters, which was given access to the leaked documents through a third party, the US government was sent diplomatic cables detailing BYD’s lack of respect for International patent law. 

Bad news on the international electric car front intensifies. The plot thickens in France as Renault continues to unravel the potential espionage mystery that led to the company firing three of its executives in January.


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