BYD e6 Electric MPV Launched in India


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BYD India has introduced fully-electric e6 MPV for the B2B segment. It’s equipped with a 71.7 kWh Blade Battery and has city range of 520 Kms and combined range of 415 Kms with a single charge.

The MPV has both AC and DC fast charging. DC fast charging technology can support a charge from 30% to 80% within 35 minutes. Total boot-space of e6 is 580 liters.

BYD e6 will be available in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Chennai. The company claims to be “solidifying” dealer network in these areas.

BYD e6 is priced at Rs 29,60,000 (inclusive of 7kW charger) and Rs.29,15,000 (exclusive of 7kW charger) for the B2B market.

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BYD India, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed EV maker BYD, announced the launch of the All-New e6, which will be available for the Indian B2B segment.

Speaking on the launch of the new model, Mr. 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.”

Mr. Ketsu 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'm confident that the All-New e6 and more product portfolio in the future will certainly achieve this.”

The safest eMPV in India with a long driving range

Thanks to BYD’s new battery technology that powers the car, the All-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 All-New e6 is the only Indian eMPV with such a long range. The 70kWh electric motor offers a torque of 180 Nm and a top speed of 130km/h.

The 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 have resulted.

Comfortable ride with more space

With a focus on safety and efficiency, the All-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 All-New e6 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.

The All-New e6 is also equipped with Bosch’s latest IPB intelligent brake control system with fast response and a smooth linear braking feel. Focusing on optimizing efficiency, the All-New e6 is capable of regenerating energy from as low as 2km/h. Built on the BYD e-Platform, the All-New 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 scale line.

More pleasant driving experience

The All-New 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 All-New 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.

The All-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 2,960,000 inclusive of 7kW charger, and Rs 2,915,000 exclusive of 7kW charger for the B2B market. BYD India is currently solidifying the dealer network across these locations.
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looks like the mix of Innova and Carnival. With range of 415 KM looks to be a people mover we need. priced also at mouth watering 29-30 L is fantastic.
 
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Thanks to BYD’s new battery technology that powers the car, the All-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 All-New e6 is the only Indian eMPV with such a long range. The 70kWh electric motor offers a torque of 180 Nm and a top speed of 130km/h.
All seems fine including the range but one thing pinches me. The torque!
70kWh electric motor offers a torque of 180 Nm is too small for a car of this size!
For reference NEXON EV has 245 nm, ZS EV has 350 nm. 180 NM looks too low. Will this car pull or has the power been sacrificed for range?
 
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Quick update: BYD has set up new dealerships across eight cities: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Vijayawada.

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Group Landmark has partnered with BYD for sales in Delhi NCR and Greater Mumbai. Landmark already operates 113 dealerships pan-India for OEMs including Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Jeep, VW and Renault.

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