Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dreams) has been present in the Indian market for a long time. They have electric buses and have offered other solutions for electric mobility. BYD launched their all-new electric MPV E6 in India last year. Like other products, BYD aims to sell these electric MPV fleet operators. The main advantage of BYD E6 is its range. It has a certified driving range of 520 kilometers. Here we have a video where Vlogger shows what features the car gives and what it feels like to drive a car
The video was uploaded by Gagan Chowdhury on his YouTube channel. Vlogger noted that the owner of the car said the car was sold to him as a private car. If so, it is likely to be the first BYD E6 in the country to receive a private registration The owner is also shown in the video. The owner mentioned that he had to travel a lot as part of his business and he wanted an EV of long range. He used the car for a week before finally deciding to buy it.
Vlogger then shows the exterior design of the E6 MPV. He started by showing the key fob. It gets a key fob that comes with a dedicated button that lets you turn on the AC before getting in the car. It has a simple and elegant looking MPV like design. It looks massive especially in this black shade. The car has projector headlamps, LED DRL, 17 inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps etc. The front grille of the E6 is nicely designed and doesn’t look as loud as other EVs.
Vlogger then opens the boot and releases the huge boot. The BYD E6 may look like a 6-seater MPV but, it is actually only a 5-seater MPV. It has a huge boot that can actually accommodate a lot of things in it. The car comes with a very spacious cabin. The cabin is mostly black but easy to see and elegant. There is a tilt and telescopic steering wheel on which control is placed. Analog instrument cluster with a digital MID in the center. The steering wheel has no leather wrap and misses a one-touch roll down window and electrically foldable ORVM, auto-dimming IRVM and more.
The seats are wrapped in black leather upholstery, but Vlogger feels that the seats do not provide adequate support below the thighs. He then moved to the center console where the touchscreen infotainment screen was placed. The screen can be rotated and the content of the display can be adjusted accordingly. Includes an electric parking brake, rotary gear selector knob, buttons for AC control and other settings. Most settings can also be controlled from the screen.
At the back, there is a seat-like flat bench for passengers without armrests. Multiple USB ports are available, both front and back. Vlogger thinks BYD may offer more AC vents at the rear, especially when they target fleet operators. He then drove the E6 and was fairly surprised by the way it ran. He mentions that in sport mode the steering of the car becomes much more responsive. He was confident that the car could easily cover a driving range of 350-450 km on a single charge if driven intelligently.
It is powered by a 71.7 kWh blade battery. The 70 kWh electric motor produces 180 Nm of torque and its maximum speed is 130 kmph. BYD offers 8 years or 5 lakh kilometers cell warranty. The BYD E6 has an ex-showroom price of around Rs 3 million and Vlogger thinks it is a suitable car for those who prefer range over features.