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Chinese car maker BYD is planning to license its low-cost ferrous-iron electric-auto batteries to other car firms. It has already had interest from manufacturers in the US, Europe and Japan, according to Reuters. BYD – believe it or not, it stands for Build Your Dreams – has already announced that it will release a plug-in …

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Yeah!

We only need now electric infrastructure to support those... Nuclear Power Plants anybody?

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"Ferrous-Iron batteries"?

This begs the question - Is there any such thing as "non-ferrous iron"?

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IT Angle

Non-ferrous Iron

Yes, there is such a thing as non-ferrous iron. Ferrous refers to the 2+ cation of iron. You can also get ferric (3+) iron.

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Ferrous iron?

What? As in rust?

Don't Alfa-Romeo have prior art here?

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Do some basic FACT finding 1st!

'Leccy Tech idiot writer

"also a lot heavier - the e6 uses a 600kg (1323lb) battery pack to achieve a 250-odd mile touring range"

Err this writer doesn't know his facts.. The Tesla battery weighs 500kg and has a range of 244 miles with a car that only carries 2 people (the e6 is a 5 seater people carrier)

"and can't hold as much energy as their lithium-ion counterparts..."

You aren't qualified to comment if you don't understand the basics. What technical spec is "can't hold as much energy" from?? A kw/hr is a kw/hr.

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