India, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed EV maker BYD, has announced
the launch of the all-new e6, which will be available for the Indian B2B
segment. The new e6 would be available in cities of Delhi NCR, Mumbai,
Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Chennai at an
ex-showroom price of Rs 29,60,000 inclusive of 7kW charger, and Rs 29,15,000
exclusive of 7kW charger for the B2B market.
new e6 is equipped with the 71.7 kWh Blade Battery and a WLTC (city ) range of
520km and a WLTC (combined) range of 415km with just a single charge. The 70kWh
electric motor offers a torque of 180 Nm and a top speed of 130km/h.
Blade Battery reflects BYD’s determination to resolve issues in battery safety
and to also redefine safety standards for the entire industry. This new
generation lithium iron phosphate battery has set new benchmarks in terms of
reliability, safety, performance, and power density. Concurrently, it has
passed the nail penetration test to achieve high levels of energy density and
safety. In passing other extreme test conditions, such as crushing, bending,
heating in a furnace to 300°C, and overcharging by 260%, no fires or explosions
a focus on safety and efficiency, the new e6 is easy and convenient to charge,
as it supports both AC and DC fast charging. The DC fast charging technology
can support a charge from 30% to 80% within 35 minutes. Designed for a smooth
and comfortable ride, the vehicle comes with a large boot space of 580 L, which
is the largest in the Indian MPV category. The All-New e6 comes equipped with a
MacPherson strut front suspension and a rear multilink suspension chassis,
which offers a pleasant ride as well as maximum toughness, making it an ideal
option for Indian roads.
electric MPV is also equipped with Bosch’s latest IPB intelligent brake control
system with fast response and a smooth linear braking feel. Focusing on optimiding
efficiency, the e6 is capable of regenerating energy from as low as 2km/h.
Built on the BYD e-Platform, the e6 integrates the most important electric
powertrain components to reduce weight, optimize efficiency, and improve the
driving experience. With driver’s side and front passenger seat airbags, the
vehicle also features a seat belt reminder for all. The new model also comes
with a speed sensing automatic locking and a rearview camera with distance
e6 comes with LED daytime running lights and LED rear combination lamps.
Leather seats and a 6-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats make up
the upgraded interior. A 10.1 inch rotatable touch screen allows Bluetooth and
Wifi connectivity for a seamless connection. It also possesses a CN95 Air
filtration system with a medical-grade face mask level of air purification. The
e6 also comes with a vehicle warranty of 3 years/125,000 kms (whichever is
earlier), battery cell warranty of 8 Years/500,000 kms (whichever is earlier),
and a traction motor warranty of 8 Years/150,000 kms.
on the launch of the new model, Shrirang Joshi, the Sales Head of Electric
Passenger Vehicle of BYD India Private Limited said that “We are extremely
happy to finally bring our globally tested All-New e6 to the Indian market.
Focusing on safety, reliability, interior space as well as economic viability,
we feel that the All-New e6 will be a hit in the Indian B2B market. We have
also focused on improving the driving experience with some of the best-in-class
features both in terms of driving comfort and interior features. The total cost
of ownership will tremendously benefit our customers and the segment, overall.
Thrilled to be a part of India’s EV revolution, we will roll out more product
ranges in the future.”
Zhang, the Executive Director of BYD India Private Limited, said, “We are
delighted to launch the All-New e6 to achieve India’s Electric Revolution goals
with our premium green technology. We believe this could be a perfect and a
strategically time for BYD India to surge in key markets across India. We
strive to surpass local customer's expectations and I am confident that the
All-New e6 and more product portfolio in the future will certainly achieve
based BYD (Build Your Dreams) is a multinational high-tech company devoted to
leveraging technological innovations for a better life. BYD now has four
industries including Auto, Electronics, New Energy, and Rail Transit.
India was established in March 2007 in Chennai, India and set up an office in
New Delhi. The Indian subsidiary has two factories, covering more than 140,000
sqm, with a cumulative investment of over $150 million USD. The business covers
mobile components, solar panels, battery energy storage, electric buses,
electric trucks, electric forklifts, chargers, rail transit, and more, also
providing customers with product solutions and related after-sales services. At
present, BYD has a large market share of e-buses commercially operating in
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