Friday, January 15, 2010
China's BYD Auto Displays E6 All-Electric Crossover at Detroit Show, Says U.S. Sales Start this Year
In its third consecutive appearance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chinese car manufacturer BYD Auto exhibited the all-electric E6 crossover that is planned to go on sale in the United States later this year - or so the company claims.
The E6 measures 4,554mm (179.3 inches ) long, 1,882mm (71.7 inches) wide and 1,630mm (64.2 inches) tall, and can seat up to five-passengers.
It is powered by an electric motor that produces 75kW or 101HP and 450Nm or 332 lb-ft of torque, and drives the front wheels.
BYD Auto says that the E6's FE battery pack offers a driving range of around 330km or 205 miles and can be recharged via any household outlet.
According to the company, the crossover is capable of accelerating from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in less than 14 seconds and has a top speed of 140km/h or 87mph.
BYD Auto e6 Specifications
Length - 4554mm (179.3in )
Width - 1822mm (71.7in )
Height - 1630mm (64.2in )
Wheelbase - 2830mm (111.4in )
Track - 1556mm/1558mm (61in/61in )
Curb weight - 2295kg (5060lbs)
Capacity - 5 seats
Gradeability - ≥30%
Maximum speed - 140km/h (87mph )
0-60mph - Less than 14 seconds
Front motor power/torque - 75kw/450Nm (101hp/332lb-ft)
Rear motor power/torque - N/A
Combined power/torque - N/A
Type - Permanent-magnet type synchronous motor
Power management system - Intelligent central management system
Power outlet - DC380/100A
Range(Cruising mode) - 330km (205 miles )
Actual EV range might vary due to different driving behaviors.
All parameters are for reference only and maybe vary during commercial launch.