BYD e6 electric cars arrive in UK ahead of fleet trial
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 14:34
ECO: BYD e6 set for UK fleet trials
More than 50 BYD e6 pure electric cars have arrived in the UK from China ahead of their trial with a range of fleet operators.
The vehicles – which have the longest range of any new electric car in the UK at 186 miles – were offloaded at Southampton docks and are currently being registered.
They will be going into service with a number of fleets, including private hire operations that will allow passengers to experience them.
The cars have been fully homologated for use on European roads.
Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe B.V, said: “We are very excited with the arrival of our e6 pure electric cars in the UK.
“The e6 has zero tailpipe emissions, reducing air pollution, and also benefits from significantly lower running costs than conventional petrol or diesel cars.
“The model is well-proven, having driven over 14million miles in key global markets.”
BYD, a leading provider of green energy technologies, are the fastest-growing Chinese car manufacturer and the world’s biggest rechargeable battery manufacturer.