One of my favorite stories I've ever written involved an impromptu test drive through the Detroit Auto Show with a leader who was soon to become the richest man in China. Four shows later we recreated the drive.
Chinese automaker BYD has unveiled the BYD F3DM electric vehicle (EREV) for sale in the Chinese market. BYD also plans to bring the 62-mile range $22,000 car to the US and out-Volt the Volt.
Ever since we had our test drive of the BYD F6 DM inside Cobo Hall at the Detroit Auto Show, we've been fascinated by the Chinese company's ferrous battery technology. They've been using it to make cell phone batteries for quite some time, but now they're finally putting it into production on a car to be on the market…