BYD introduced in China an all-new all-electric car, the BYD e1 mini-car. It’s a small but cute looking entry-level BEV, which in its first month noted a noticeable 1,157 sales.
At a price between $8,681-$11,579, the e1 can potentially reach a level of five-digit sales per month, but it’s hard to say as the Chinese market is changing and consumers are more willing to buy bigger and safer cars like the BYD Yuan.
The e1 is equipped with 32.2 kWh battery, which should be good for up to 305 km (190 miles) on a single charge. The 45 kW electric motor is one of smallest in EVs, but provided you do not exceed 50 km/h (31 mph) in city centers, it still should be snappy enough. Also read
BYD e1 summary specs:
- 32.2 kWh battery
- up to 305 km (190 miles) of all-electric range or 360 km (224 miles) at best at a low constant speed
- 0–50 km/h (31 mph) in 5.9 seconds
- 30–80% charging in 1.5 h
- system output of 45 kW and 110 Nm of torque
- dimensions: 3465×1618×1500