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BYD's EV battery recycling goes global with Itochu

Chinese automaker's used power packs to equip solar farms and factories

BYD is a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles and EV batteries in China.

TOKYO/GUANGZHOU -- Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD will transform old EV batteries into power storage for renewable energy and factories across the globe in a new partnership with a Chinese startup and Japanese trading house Itochu.

The ship-container-sized power units will begin to go on sale as early as fiscal 2021 Asia, the U.S. and Europe.

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