BYD e6 : Electric car that runs 520km, gets full charge in 90 minutes

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Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) has made its electric MPV car BYD e6 available to private buyers. Till now this car was limited to commercial and fleet customers only. Its price is Rs 29.15 lakh. This electric MPV car comes in two variants GL and GLX.

In the GLX variant, you get the facility of AC fast charging. This car was launched in the Indian market last year. Now with its entry into the private passenger vehicle segment, the e6 is the only fully-electric MPV that you can buy in India at the moment.

This electric MPV is based on the company’s E-platform. It has a 71.7kWh lithium-iron phosphate battery, which generates 95hp and 180Nm. The top speed of the car is up to 130kph. The biggest feature of the MPV is its range. BYD claims that it will offer a range of up to 520km on a single charge.

Range and Features

The MPV also gets a regenerative braking system. It supports DC fast charging, through which the car can be charged from 30-80 percent in 35 minutes.

It will take 90 minutes for full charge. It gets features like LED DRLs, leather seats, 6-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats, 10.1-inch rotatable touchscreen with Bluetooth and WiFi, in-built navigation and air filtration system. At present, it does not have a direct competition with any car in the Indian market.

But considering the price, Hyundai Kona and MG ZS EV can be included in the list.

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