BYD has announced the availability of its F3DM dual-mode electric vehicle to individual buyers in China starting on March 29. The first sales location will be in Shenzhen. The city plans to have 24,000 dual mode hybrids on the road by 2012 increasing to 100,000 vehicles by 2015. BYD introduced the dual mode hybrid at the end of 2008 but up to this point has only offered the vehicle to governments, banks, and other institutions. Read this article for more details.