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Europe: EU’s de facto capital Brussels gets Chinese electric taxis


Shenzhen-based BYD Co., which counts among its investors the powerful Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway, has won the right to shuttle European Union officials in Brussels in its new fleet of electric-powered taxis. The EU’s de facto capital has just finished the first auction in the city’s move to bring in emission-free taxis, with the surprise win of the Chinese ...
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