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BYD Fe all electric vehicle

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Merrill, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    Was reading about the Chinese company BYD and it has sold some vehicles to Uber to test in Chicago. It says it gets 186 miles to a charge and takes 2 hours to go from 0 to 100%. It is a Nickel iron battery, anyone know more about this vehicle.
     
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    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    Yes, my solar installer distributes. 60kWh battery. Almost same price as S60. Butt ugly. Limited service network in US.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you're talking about the BYD e6 - but in that case it has a lithium iron phosphate battery, not a nickel-iron one. A little over 60 kWh, but only ~120 hp, and last I saw an article, equipped with a unique Chinese spec charging plug.
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    #4 gregincal, Mar 15, 2015
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    Here a link to the info: e6 | BYD Auto

    Also, here's the general thread in this forum for the car (although it's been dormant for a long time): Chinese BYD EV
     
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    BYD has sold a bunch of taxis all over the world but I am wondering how they will pass safety requirements domestically
     
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    BYD e6

    I drove the e6 a few years ago and it was a step above a prototype. I'm sure the ones sold to Uber will be a much better improvement. It was an impressive car, at least in terms of specs. I forgot exactly how much kWh it had, but it was in the vicinity of high-80s. The car boasted 180 ~ 220 miles then, although we figured a more conservative 140~. It had a "sports" mode and a regular mode. It only only fun to drive in sports mode. But boy was it HEAVY! It had fans constantly spinning to keep the pack cooled. Can't say I felt super safe in it. A lot of clicks and clunks. Definitely an interesting experience, considering all we've heard about Chinese cars.

    It used Li-ion batteries, so it makes sense BYD would have switched to Fe. I think this is Buffet's and BYD's big "game changer" story.
     
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