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BYD E6 - World's First Production Dual-Mode Plug-In Hybrid
As the latest star in a rapidly expanding portfolio of green, high-tech products, the all-new BYD e6 electric vehicle has been unveiled at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.The five-passenger e6 will be marketed as a family-oriented crossover vehicle.
The pure-electric e6 features BYD's revolutionary battery technology - what we call the Fe battery. The range per charge is expected to be a remarkable 249mi (400km). Performance is surprisingly brisk, with 0-60mph (0-100km/h) acceleration in less than 8 seconds and a projected top speed of 100mph (160km/h).
BYD, as a young brand with a rich history of IT development and cutting-edge battery R&D, has the drive and extroverted personality to take an unconventional approach and manufacture cars that embody the company's slogan, Build Your Dreams. That's the spirit and underlying philosophy behind the e6.
The high-tech e6 boasts the exterior dimensions of a typical American family vehicle, with ample interior space that provides substantial legroom and headroom for passengers, plus a generous luggage compartment. The e6 measures 179.3 inches (4554mm) long, 71.7 inches (1822mm) wide and 64.2 inches (1630mm) tall.
The pure-electric e6 is environmentally friendly, eliminating toxic emissions and greenhouse gases while driving. BYD's new Fe battery takes this "green" philosophy a step further: All chemical substances used in the battery can be recycled.
And while the range of many electric vehicles is restricted by their battery capacity, making it inconvenient to travel long distances, the BYD e6, with its high-efficiency Fe battery, can go up to 249 miles (400km) on a single charge. That makes the e6 suitable for daily commutes, around-town chores and even long journeys.
The Fe battery pack in the e6 can be quick-charged to 50 percent of its capacity in 10 minutes, and 100 percent of its capacity in 60 minutes.
BYD e6 SPECIFICATIONS
Length in (mm) - 179.3 (4554)
Width in (mm) - 71.7 (1822)
Height in (mm) - 64.2 (1630)
Wheelbase in (mm) - 111.4 (2830)
Curb Weight lb (kg) - 4453 (2020)
Output hp (kw) - 268 (200)
Torque lb-ft (Nm) - 406 (550 )
Range mi (km) - 249 (400)
0-60mph Acceleration (sec) < 8s
Top Speed mph (kph) - 100 (160)
Recharge Time (quick charge) - 50% in 10min
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