GS Motors is hurrying to get the first Chinese cars to America via Mexico—but they are not alone. BYD (Build Your Dreams) showed plug-in hybrid and electric model in Detroit last month and promised to bring them to the US as early as next year.

Many of China’s 80 or so auto companies have made similar gestures, with varying degrees of seriousness.

FAW also produces the Miles ZX40, a small van-style neighborhood electric vehicle, developed by Miles Electric Vehicles, based on Santa Monica, Calif. Miles Electric started selling its small electric truck in 2007, raising $15 million last year to further research and development.

While Ligocki and other industry executives believe Chinese cars will inevitably enter the US market, a lot of these plans have halted due to the economy.

Source: Hybrid Cars