by Gabriele Pisano on

Posted in: 2012,BYD,Electric Cars,Hybrid Cars,Suvs Cars

official photo byd e6 premiumAt the Detroit Motor Show 2011, the Chinese BYD brings two big news. They will present the electric BYD E6 Premier and the BYD S6DM a SUV dual mode electric – petrol.

IRON PHOSPHATE TECHNOLOGY: the BYD E6 Premier is basically a facelift of the previous MPV E6 presented as a concept car and wich should reach the market in 2012. The Premier E6 is a pure electric, powered by iron phosphate batteries, which the company says the Chinese are the real future for the industry. According to the BYD reveals, this car can reach a top speed of 140 km/h and has a range of 300 km. For a full charge would be needed from 40 minutes to six hours, depending on the outlet’s type.

DUAL MODE: The second model is the SUV dual mode S6DM, 4-wheel drive car powered by two engines: the front wheels are powered by a small electric motor delivering 14 hp, while the rear will have a more powerful 102 hp, both combined with a combustion engine 2.0 liters. Standard optional includes the automatic dual-clutch gearbox. It can travel – according to data released – for 60 Km in only electric – mode and 500 km with the help of the combustion engine.

official photo byd S6DM

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