First BYD Electric e6 Cars Arrive In Europe And The UK

First BYD Electric e6 Cars Arrive In Europe And The UK

More than 50 BYD e6 electric vehicles just landed in Southampton, UK and soon the will be going on trial with a number of fleet operators.

The Chinese manufacturer seems quite serious about entering the UK market, as is evidenced in these right-hand-drive vehicles.

Recently, BYD received homologation to use the e6 on European roads and will probably soon start to sell them to fleets there.

Managing Director of BYD Europe B.V, Mr. Isbrand Ho, stated:

"We are very excited with the arrival of our e6 pure electric cars in the UK. The e6 has zero tailpipe emissions, reducing air pollution, and also benefits from significantly lower running costs than conventional petrol or diesel cars. The model is well-proven, having driven over 14 million miles in key global markets."

About the BYD e6:

  • 186 miles range
  • retails in the mid 50K range (USD in Hong Kong)
  • can accept up to 10 kW charging on L2, making a full charge in 6 hours
  • DC fast charging up to 100 kW, or a full charge in 40 minutes
  • 75 kW electric motor
  • 87 mph top speed

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