BYD India has managed to create a new record in the India Book of Records. The company claims that it has set a record for the maximum distance covered in an electric car with its new e6 MPV. The fully electric car achieved this feat during the ‘Sustainable Drive for a Sustainable India’ initiative.
The journey lasted for six days. The tour covered a distance of 2203 km from Mumbai to New Delhi, covering 9 cities in 4 states. Officially, it has been marked as the longest EV journey in India. However, this was not done in a single charge. During the journey, the BYD e6 MPV also traversed eco-sensitive areas around national parks.
BYD claims that so far, it has covered a distance of over 47,957,202km across India along with its partners, which is equivalent to 10,883 round trips from Mumbai to Delhi.
BYD entered the Indian market in November last year with the launch of the e6 MPV. The MPV uses a Blade Battery technology that is offered by BYD. Blade batteries are known for their high safety, long range and longevity.
e6 is available for B2B segment only. It comes with a boot space of 580 liters. The car is built on the BYD e-platform.
Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Head of Electric Passenger Vehicle Business, BYD India, said, “We have envisioned the campaign to create awareness about sustainability and EV adoption under the ‘Sustainable Drive for a Sustainable India’ initiative. We are proud to share this. Our premium electric MPV seems to have saved 413 kg of carbon emissions during the journey, a new benchmark set by an EV, thereby entering the India Book of Records.
He further added, “With Charge Zone as our electric charging partner, Drive has covered a distance of 2203 kms with charging points on National Highways. Drive has proved that BYD India’s brand new e6 with Blade Battery A reliable vehicle for safety, comfort, ease and long range on a single charge.”
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