Uber Sparks Up

Reuters revealed that Uber, the online ride-hailing company, has struck a deal with little known Chinese carmaker BYD to test a fleet of electric cars for its drivers. The test program is the Silicon Valley startup's first attempt to focus on an electric vehicle. For BYD, the deal could be a step toward the long-held goal of selling its vehicles to U.S. consumers. Uber would not comment on why it had picked a company with a relatively unknown brand over bigger players, such as Nissan and Tesla.

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