The BYD e6 is the company’s first premium electric MPV in India to be equipped with Blade Battery technology. This battery technology was introduced globally in the year 2020 which promises more range, more safety and longer life. The company launched the e6 MPV in India in November last year. The company is currently selling this MPV to customers for fleet use only. BYD e6 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 29.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Chinese auto company BYD has been doing business in India since 2007. The company primarily manufactures buses and trucks in India, but seeing the growing demand for electric vehicles in India, the company decided to foray into the commercial passenger car segment. BYD says that in the future, it will launch electric cars in the passenger vehicle segment as well.
BYD’s new e6 MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) uses a 71.7 kWh Blade battery. The carmaker claims that it gives a range of 520 kms on a single charge in city conditions as per the WLTP rating. The MPV is powered by a 70kWh electric motor that is capable of producing 180 Nm of peak torque. The top speed of this electric MPV is 130 kmph.
BYD says that the electric MPV e6 can be recharged via both AC and DC fast charging features. The company also claims that the MPV can be charged from 30 percent to 80 percent in just half an hour.
BYD has said that the new e6 electric MPV will be available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 29.6 lakh in major metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, besides other cities like Vijayawada, Ahmedabad and Kochi, with a 7kW charger. Price is also included.
The BYD e6 is offered with a warranty of three years or 1.25 lakh kms, battery cell warranty of 8 years or 5 lakh kms and traction motor warranty of 8 years or 1.5 lakh kms, whichever is earlier.
At present, there is no electric vehicle in the multi-purpose vehicle segment in India. The BYD e6 can compete with the best selling MPV cars in the segment like Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova Crysta, Renault Triber and Mahindra Marazzo.