BYD India to launch electric MPV for B2B segment
BYD India, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed EV maker BYD has announced that is planning to unveil an electric MPV (multipurpose vehicle) for the B2B segment from the fourth quarter of 2021. The unveiling of electric MPV comes as the company completes 8 years of EV business operations in India.
BYD India electric MPV
Currently, the company’s electric buses operate in over 10 cities in India including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kerala, and Manali.BYD was the first company to make the first pure electric bus in India.
Secretary-General Zhang Ken in a statement said that “We are eager to bring our advanced green technology to assist Indian businesses to achieve their EV goals. We have received tremendous response for our electric buses as well as forklifts, especially from the Indian public and B2B sector,” “Seeing this, we have decided to introduce more electric commercial vehicles to B2B segment starting Q4, 2021. Moving forward, we would love to be a part of every Indian consumer’s journey into electric vehicles, the plans for which are still in the pipeline stage,” he mentioned.
The company in its greener initiatives had been testing its e6 electric MPV in India. It has also tested its T3 cargo electric van in India.
BYD UK & ADL gets order for 195 electric buses
Recently, BYD UK and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) jointly confirmed that their electric vehicle partnership, the UK’s leading electric bus producer, will deliver the UK’s largest-ever electric bus order. The order has been placed by RATP Dev London, one of Transport for London (TfL)’s principal bus operators, for a total of 195 single and double deck vehicles.
With this order, RATP Dev London confirms its commitment to supporting TfL’s electrification plan for London’s bus network, a key objective of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy for 2018, under which all TfL buses will be zero emissions by 2037, with all of London’s transport becoming emissions-free by 2037.
BYD announces ultra-safe Blade Batteries for its all-electric vehicles
It has also announced that its all-electric vehicles will now come with the company’s ultra-safe Blade Batteries. These ultra-safe blade batteries with nail penetration testing are fully adopted as a brand standard and it has also completed the strength test in which it has been rolled over by a 46-ton heavy truck. It has again reset the bar for power battery safety. The Blade Battery production line and equipment are all being developed in-house.
The 4 new electric vehicles such as the 2021 Tang EV, Qin PLUS EV, Song PLUS EV, and 2021 e2 which was launched in the Chinese market are all equipped with Blade Batteries.
BYD launched a new e-Platform 3.0 for electric vehicles
BYD has launched the e-platform 3.0 for electric vehicles at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show and it has also debuted its X Dream concept car and all-new EA1. It is equipped with a new heat pump technology with a newly upgraded 8-in-1 module for the drive system.
If an electric vehicle is equipped with an e-platform it will just take 2.9 seconds to go from 0 to 100km/h with the range of up to 1,000km. It can be charged with an 800V fast charging technology that charges the vehicle in just 5 minutes to give it a range of 150km. The power consumption is also reduced by 10% per 100 kilometres and the range is 10% longer in winters.
BYD is a global leader in batteries, energy management and electric mobility. ADL is a subsidiary of a leading independent global bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc. (NFI).
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