Some good news for BYD. The company has won a contract to deliver 1500 pure electric K9 buses and e6 taxis to the public transportation fleet from the great city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. Shenzhen is BYD’s hometown and has the largest all-electric vehicle fleet in a single city in the world. The contract consists of 1000 K9 buses and 500 e6 taxi’s.
The BYD e6 full-electric has been officially listed on the China car market today. Price starts from 369.800 yuan but with subsidies from central and local governments that price will go down to around 249.800 yuan.
The full-electric BYD e6 will finally hit the China car market tomorrow and these are the very first pics of the final production car. It didn’t change much compared with the concept and taxi, only the led-lights in the bumper are new.
The BYD e6 EV has been around for many years. But individual buyers still can’t get it, the E6 has only be used for a few taxi-pilot-projects. That however will change soon. BYD will bring the ‘individual’ e6 to the market and these are the very first spy shots of the actual production car. Boldest claim first: range of 240 to 300 kilometer, depending on ‘road conditions’. That means that the range is at least 240 kilometers.
The production version of the BYD E6 was waiting outside the exibition hall for the Beijing Auto Show. On the right a BYD E6 taxi from a pilot project in Shenzhen. The E6 is a pure electric MPV and can drive, so BYD sais, 300 km on a single charge, top speed is 160km/h and it ony needs 15 minutes for a 80% charge. Mind that last claim, that is not a charge at home but at a special ‘3C’ full-powered charging station.