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 …
We only need now electric infrastructure to support those... Nuclear Power Plants anybody?
This begs the question - Is there any such thing as "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.
What? As in rust?
Don't Alfa-Romeo have prior art here?
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.