A BYD Co. showroom in Shanghai, China. A warranty dispute in Australia is a setback for China’s biggest electric-car maker and its efforts to become a global brand. Photo: Bloomberg
A BYD Co. showroom in Shanghai, China. A warranty dispute in Australia is a setback for China’s biggest electric-car maker and its efforts to become a global brand. Photo: Bloomberg
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BYD’s Australia setback spotlights Chinese EV maker’s struggles to find its footing overseas

  • A dispute between prospective buyers and BYD’s Australian distributor over warranty terms is a cautionary tale for the electric-vehicle maker
  • It highlights the challenges the Berkshire Hathaway Inc.-backed company, whose vehicles are little known outside China, faces moving into new markets

A BYD Co. showroom in Shanghai, China. A warranty dispute in Australia is a setback for China’s biggest electric-car maker and its efforts to become a global brand. Photo: Bloomberg
A BYD Co. showroom in Shanghai, China. A warranty dispute in Australia is a setback for China’s biggest electric-car maker and its efforts to become a global brand. Photo: Bloomberg
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