Almost a year after its launch only in the commercial circuits of India, the BYD e6 all-electric MPV is now available for private buyers. What’s interesting to note is that BYD hasn’t changed the asking price of Rs 29.15 lakh for private buyers. The BYD e6 MPV arrived in India only for commercial and fleet buyers at Rs 29.15 lakh.
Like commercial buyers, the private owners also have both the variants of BYD e6 to choose from – GL and GLX, the latter of which comes with an added option of a 40 kW AC fast charger. The e6 was BYD’s first product in the passenger vehicle segment of India and comes standard with a 71.7 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack.
Featuring BYD’s blade battery technology, the e6’s battery claims a WLTP-certified range of 520 km, which is the highest among all the electric cars positioned below Rs 50 lakh. With the AC fast charging option available in the GLX variant, this battery pack can be charged from 30 to 80 per cent in 35 minutes. This battery pack is also compatible with DC fast charging and supports a regenerative braking system. Both the variants come with a 6.6 kW AC slow charger, which fully charges the battery in 12 hours.
2022 BYD e6
Powering the BYD e6 is a front-mounted electric motor, which produces 95 bhp of maximum power and 180 Nm of maximum torque while enabling the e6 to reach a top speed of 130 km/h. Measuring 4695mm in length, 1810mm in width and 1670mm in height, the BYD e6 has a wheelbase of 2800mm, a ground clearance of 170mm and a boot capacity of 580 litres. This five-seater MPV is offered with a 3-year/1,25,000 km standard warranty, while for the battery, the standard warranty is 8 year/5,00,000 km.
In terms of features, the BYD e6 is packed with a decently modern kit, including projector headlamps, daytime running LEDs, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, 10.1-inch rotating touchscreen infotainment system and height adjustment for the driver’s seat. It also gets a CN95 air filtration system, six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic parking brake, electronic stability program, vehicle dynamic control, traction control, hill start assists and brake override system.
The BYD e6 comes with a decently loaded cabin with essential features like 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment with Wi-Fi, automatic climate control, air purifier, leather upholstery, powered front seats and a multi-functional steering wheel. It is projected as an MPV, but it gets only a five-seating layout. However, that gives it an added advantage of having a cavernous boot space, which is a boon for fleet owners.
For the private owners, the BYD e6 is available with three colour options – Crystal White, Doctor Black and Blue. Currently, the BYD e6 has no direct rival in the electric MPV segment, but it takes on cars like Hyundai Kona EV and MG ZS EV since it is also a five-seater vehicle.