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How Chinese company BYD went from battery maker to dominant EV manufacturer

To get to the top, it took a mix of obsessive attention to detail, scale, government support and guitar-string-related quirks. Can BYD can crack the U.S. market?

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Paddy Hirsch
Darian Woods is a reporter and producer for The Indicator from Planet Money. He blends economics, journalism, and an ear for audio to tell stories that explain the global economy. He's reported on the time the world got together and solved a climate crisis, vaccine intellectual property explained through cake baking, and how Kit Kat bars reveal hidden economic forces.