China’s BYD Eyes SoCal for Its U.S. Electric Car Ambitions
As far as China’s BYD Co. is concerned, Los Angeles has at least five markings of a prime launchpad for electric vehicles: high population density, air pollution problems, a large car market, affluent consumers, and a yen for new technologies. That’s why the battery giant and automaker has named the L.A. area as the region “at the top of the list” of potential lead markets for its electric vehicle and inaugural U.S. offering, the five-seat e6 scheduled to launch next year.
The article goes on to explain they're looking for specific US markets in which to launch. Not a nationwide launch, but specific markets.