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Brussels’ First Electric Taxis Are Made in China

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European Union officials in Brussels can now shuttle between policy meetings without burning fuel, thanks to a new fleet of electric-powered taxis made in China.

Shenzhen-based BYD Co., owned in part by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., was the big winner in the city’s first tender for emission-free taxis in the EU’s de facto capital, beating France’s Renault SA and Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. Of the 50-car order for battery-powered taxis, local operators bought 34 of BYD’s e6 model, the Chinese manufacturer said yesterday in a statement.