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.
The "ferrous oxide" battery technology developed by BYD, if it lives up to their own somewhat fantastic claims of 250 miles on a full charge, is far superior to anything currently being delivered or promised by an automaker. In fact, the closest anyone has come to offering similar technology is a claim by Chrysler…
BYD Auto debuted their E6 full-electric crossover, reportedly capable of a 250-mile trip on just one full charge, putting it ahead of any electric car for sale or announced. We'll probably never see it.