BYD India, a subsidiary of Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD Group forayed into India’s electric van segment with the introduction of two new pure EVs –T3 pure electric passenger MPV(multi-purpose vehicle) and T3 pure electric commercial logistics minivan.
Liu Xueliang, Managing Director of BYD India, said, “In the past few years, with the great support of the Indian government and our local partners, BYD has realized the local design, R&D, manufacturing of electric buses in India. It also established battery manufacturing facilities here. BYD is also the first OEM in the country to export e-buses from India”
“We are delighted to launch the all-new pure electric T3 MPV and T3 minivan for the Indian market and are confident that our products will set a benchmark in India’s electric van segment,” he said.
“At this early stage, we are going to focus oncreating a more efficient, more reliable B2B and electric public transportation sector,” said Mr. Ketsu Zhang, Executive Director of BYD India. “We will also gradually look at increasing investment and manufacturing electric vans locally, according to the Indian market demand and government policies.”
The T3 MPV and T3minivan models adopt BYD’s proprietary battery technology, whose safety, reliability and lifecycle are proven by the company’s 11-year track record of EV operation as well as its global EV footprint. Both models also come with advanced safety features like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electric Parking System (EPB), Brake Override System (BOS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and more. The regenerative braking system helps to improve range and save energy, while the Controller Area Network(CAN) bus communication system provides smart management and maintenance.
Adopting BYD’s cutting-edge technology, onesingle T3 MPV or T3 minivan can save the fuel consumption and emissions equivalent to five passenger cars. Both models need only 1.5 hours for full charge using DC charging equipment, and both also support standard AC chargers. Once fully charged, both models can travel up to 300km.
In addition, BYD India is now actively seeking local Indian partners for the the electric van product series.