BYD Partners With EV Cab Service In India, Will Deliver 100 BYD e6s With Blade Battery
BYD has partnered with New Delhi based EV cab service Evera. BYD will deliver 100 e6 station wagon EVs. Evera provides app-based cab services in the nation’s capital and this will be one of the largest orders of electric vehicles in the fleet sector for BYD India. Today’s announcement added that Evera’s network already includes sustainable energy solutions that help reduce car carbon emissions. Its services include a fleet of electric vehicles along with a network of energy efficient charging stations.
The ceremony to celebrate the deal was attended by Mr. Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President, Electric Passenger Vehicle Business, BYD India, Mr. Shrirang Joshi, National Sales Head, Electric Passenger Vehicle Business, BYD India and the Co-Founders Evera, Mr. Nimish Trivedi, Mr. Vikas Bansal and Mr. Rajeev Tiwari.
Nimish Trivedi, CEO & Co-Founder, Evera, said, “With BYD All-New e6, we are excited to continue our electric vehicle fleet operation with our shared value of sustainable energy solutions that come together to help reduce carbon emissions. This complements our goal to expand the grid of e-mobility across the nation and eventually onto a global stage. Evera is proud to associate with BYD India and is honoured to be part of the Blade Battery technology that powers the future of e-mobility.”
“We are committed to putting in all efforts to reduce carbon emissions, assisting government to achieve its target of zero carbon emissions by 2070. It is a journey that we are eagerly looking forward to contributing to,” he added.
Mr. Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President of Electric Passenger Vehicle Business, BYD India, said, “We are delighted to receive one of the largest All-New e6 order from Evera. We will be delivering 100 BYD All-New e6 electric vehicles over the next few months to add to their electric vehicles fleet. The performance of the All-New e6 is very encouraging and we expect to witness a sustainable growth with surging popularity of the electric vehicles in the national capital.”
“BYD India aims to associate with like-minded organizations focusing on fleet electrification across the country. We are devoted to reducing carbon emissions and increasing awareness of EV adoption and sustainable development. We will bring more such e-mobility solutions for India,” added Sanjay Gopalakrishnan.
BYD says the all-new e6 is the first premium electric MPV offered in India. The e6 has a 71.7 kWh Blade Battery that gives a WLTC (city) range of 520km and a WLTC (combined) range of 415km with just a single charge. The e6 also has DC fast charging, allowing a charge from 30% to 80% within 35 minutes. The all-new e6 comes with a large boot space of 580 L.
Currently, BYD India has over 2,000 employees in Chennai and the company has showrooms across 21 cities with 24 outlets across India. BYD aims to expand to 53 outlets by the end of 2023. With joint efforts of local partners, e-buses powered by the technology of a BYD battery, powertrain, and chassis have been successfully deployed in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kochi, and other cities. Currently, these e-buses have been commercially operating and have taken a large market share in India. Over 700 of the all-new e6 have been delivered, making BYD number one in this niche market. BYD India launched the BYD Atto 3 on 11th October 2022, and its bookings have already crossed 2,000 units.
The Indian electric car market has been a bit slow in terms of EV adoption, but is starting to get pretty interesting now. I’m looking forward to seeing how the market evolves.
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