Chinese Electric Car Claims 250-Mile Range
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
There’s a capitalist mantra that says if one person doesn’t do something well enough, someone else will always come along to do it better. Well, it turns out that “one person” is us in this scenario, the “someone else” is Chinese carmaker BYD, and “it” is an electric car that can travel 250 miles on one charge. —JCL
BYD says that its new E6 electric car due out before the end of the year will do 250 miles (400km) on a single charge.
This is a very big number. The Tesla electric sports car does almost as much, but has little room for anything else in the car but the battery.
The E6 is roomy with space for five passengers and a good-sized boot. The battery tucks under the back seat.
If BYD’s claims for the E6 pan out, it could be the breakthrough for electric cars.