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Tacodan

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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 8:53:23 PM

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris is determined to make his desert town a hub for Chinese companies specializing in alternative energy.

That dream came a little closer at the public unveiling Wednesday of the plug-in electric bus factory owned by Build Your Dreams, or BYD, an electric vehicle manufacturer in Shenzhen, China.

BYD is taking over an 110,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lancaster that formerly produced recreational vehicles. Its initial investment of more than $10 million also includes a nearby plant that will produce energy storage modules and electric batteries for the buses.

After upgrades, the factories will start building 10 new plug-in buses in October to be delivered to the city of Long Beach -- its first customer -- by May 2014. The initial deal is worth about
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remay
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 6:54:36 AM

Wow... and this helps us how?
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52MPG
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 3:49:11 AM

Chinese coming to the US? amassing
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 11:47:08 AM

Chinese car. Drive it for awhile. After an hour you're hungry to drive again.
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scu227
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 8:13:03 AM

OK
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CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 7:17:39 AM

Interesting.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:59:25 AM

About time. We've sent enough of our jobs over there, we need to see some coming back
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335d1
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:54:20 AM

Interesting development.
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VMIJim
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:48:57 AM

We have become that desperate when the Obama Administration has no clue as to how to improve our economy & employment. Same old crap, different day with Obama.
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dr047
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:29:18 AM


Have we become that desperate ?
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MN1
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 4:21:54 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 3:07:48 AM

ok
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 2:49:17 AM

Alterman156 - asked if they are cars.
Nicoalbum - stated "should be inexpensive popular cats" ????? You lost me!
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They are building electric buses!!! and with that Good Night!~~!
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SBlouch
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 2:43:31 AM

The people of Lancaster will be happy to have the jobs.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 2:12:50 AM

There should be inexpensive popular cats
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iFueler
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 1:44:46 AM


     sounds good for jobs in Lancaster
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kmapjr
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 1:10:41 AM

Not sure on this either..
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 1:04:47 AM

This the Chinese car company using GM trade secrets?
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:40:40 AM

Goat Wisper -
In this case, it's an American plant, for a Chinese veh, to be made in America, for the domestic American market.
Import/Export duties do not come into play in this case.
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leeac
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:38:18 AM

EVs are here to stay.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:37:53 AM

Will the cars be any good?
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Migstern
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:33:25 AM

Li said every bus manufactured at the two factories produces one American job. The hope is to churn out 50 buses by next year, she said, and create 50 new jobs in areas such as plant operation, research and design, and marketing.

Mr. Parris I hope "moving mountains" for them includes what's best for people living in your community.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:28:19 AM

hmm
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TheGoatWhisperer
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:24:33 AM

US goods face major import duties to Chinese market, Chinese goods face no US import duties. Remember to thank the best politicians money can buy for this "level" playing field.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:20:40 AM

Verdict is still out. Not liking the sound, but I am sure they will adapt. We all do.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:15:15 AM

Hmmm
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:09:52 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:09:17 AM

Ick.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:08:35 AM

Merits close monitoring.
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:00:08 AM

No, it's not Chinese made!
It's made in America for the American market, by Chinese sanctioned America Workers!
Imagine that, Americans working for the Chinese! Wow!!

[Edited by: CdnLynx at 5/2/2013 12:02:21 AM EST]
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BluWahoo
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:47:12 PM

BEWARE: Chinese made
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:42:21 PM

The Chinese can't organize a one car funeral
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:37:11 PM

Why are we still in buisness with the Chinese, they only keep trying to kill our kids with their lead laced toys.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:36:44 PM

wonder if they will be available at walmart.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:29:58 PM

Only 50 jobs? The state of CA is giving them subsidies to lure them here, seems like too little jobs.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:22:19 PM

Good for local jobs.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:04:32 PM

good. maybe more to come.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:57:20 PM

could be good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:55:58 PM

Livin' the dream!

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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:33:57 PM

If it makes us money and good for the economy, excellent!
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beachd8
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:19:20 PM

I sure don't want to be in a Chinese vehicle. God only knows what shortcuts they'll use.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:04:20 PM

Swell!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:54:30 PM

when the chinese leave them flat , they will have brought it all on themselves
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:24:41 PM

They're buying up everything.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:14:08 PM

Interesting?
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:08:06 PM

Wow! Communist take over
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Interesting story to follow!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:02:55 PM

Ok, here come the Chinese...
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 8:54:47 PM

WALMART will probably be the distributor............
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