BYD e6

The all new e6 has now traded its boxy SUV-esque proportions for flowing lines, resulting in a pleasant-looking MPV. Thanks to BYD’s expertise in battery technology, it also managed to gain a significant bump in range while losing quite a fair bit of weight.

The All-New e6 comes equipped with a 71.7 kWh Blade Battery with up to 520km range after a single charge, making it the only eMPV in Nepal with such a long-range. And All-New e6 also comes with a battery cell warranty of 8 years or 500,000 km (whichever is earlier), leading the market. The All-New e6 comes with a large boot space of 580 L, the largest in the Nepalese eMPV category.

The BYD e6 is a five-seater electric MPV that is built on the carmaker’s e-Platform. The MPV has a 71.7kWh lithium iron phosphate battery that sends 95hp, 180Nm to a single electric motor, allowing for a 130kph top speed. It is also capable of regenerating energy from as low as 2kph.

While the e6’s performance figures might not be impressive, especially considering its price point, the MPV is tuned more for efficiency. BYD claims a single charge can provide a combined WLTC tested range of up to 415km – not to be confused with the more rigorous WLTP test cycle. This number increases to 520km per charge on the WLTC city cycle. The MPV also supports DC fast charging that allows it to charge from 30-80 percent in 35 minutes.

In terms of equipment, the e6 MPV comes with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED rear tail-lights, leather seats, 6-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and a CN95 air filtration system.