BYD India, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed world-leading new energy vehicle manufacturer, has said that entered the India Book of Records for the maximum distance covered in an electric car with its all-new e6. The fully electric MPV led the charge in the ‘Sustainable Drive for a Sustainable India’ initiative.
The 6-day drive tour of over 2203km from Mumbai to New Delhi, covering 9 cities across 4 states, marked the longest EV journey in India.
During the journey, the all-new e6 with no emissions passed the eco-sensitive zones around National Parks along the way, demonstrating a crucial step towards a better environment, an official statement said.
Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Head of Electric Passenger Vehicle Business in BYD India, said, “We envisaged the drive to create awareness of sustainability and EV adoption under the ‘Sustainable Drive for a Sustainable India’ initiative. We are proud to highlight that our premium electric MPV saved 413kg of carbon emissions on the journey, a new benchmark set by an EV, leading to its entry into the India Book of Records.”
He further added, “With Charge Zone as our electric charging partner, the drive covered 2203km seamlessly with charging points across national highways. The drive has proven that BYD India’s all-new e6 with the Blade Battery is a trusted vehicle in safety, comfort, drivability, and a long-range on a single charge.”