BYD’s Revolutionary e6 Electric Car

Last month, I wrote about the increased interest in electric car technology that seems to be persisting despite steep declines in the price of oil and gasoline since last summer. I have been skeptical about prospects for electric vehicles for years but Berkshire Hathaway’s investment in BYD has led me to re-evaluate my assumptions. BYD’s new e6 electric vehicle has the potential to be a “home run” concept given the 249 mile range that is available on a single charge and the ability to recharge to 50% capacity in only 10 minutes.

Parsing Buffett’s Q1 2009 Earnings Preview

During the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting last weekend, Warren Buffett surprised the audience with an earnings preview immediately after returning from the lunch break. Berkshire Hathaway filed a 8K Report with the SEC today with a transcript of the comments that were made. Berkshire will file the 10Q Report for Q1 2009 after the close of trading on Friday, May 8. This article takes a look at Buffett’s earnings preview presented at the Berkshire annual meeting on May 2.

Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Links

Earlier today, I wrote an article covering the highlights of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting morning Q&A session. Since I was unable to attend the afternoon session, I have been searching theInternet for information regarding the afternoon Q&A as well as other good content that may be useful for readers. This post includes the best resources I have found up to this point. More content is appearing online constantly, so I may update this post over the next few days.

Highlights from Berkshire Annual Meeting – Morning Session

I made the trip to Omaha this weekend for the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. This was my first trip to Omaha since 2005 and attendance at the meeting has grown considerably over the past few years. I still remember my first Berkshire Annual Meeting in 2001 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium when attendance was quite a bit lower. If attendance grows much beyond the 35,000 who showed up this year, the meeting will soon outgrow the Qwest Center. Read this post for notes on the morning session.

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