Chinese atuo manufacturer Beyond Your Dreams (BYD) announced at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit that is it currently working on developing a pure electric vehicle that will offer impressive range.
The announcement was made following news that BYD has developed a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid which is already on the road in China.
Called the e6, this stylish people-mover will be offered in four different power combinations with output ranging from 101hp to 269hp.
With a zero too 60 mph time of 8 seconds, the acceleration of the e6 is certainly healthy.
Even more impressive is BYD’s claim that the e6 will be able to achieve 249 miles on a single charge.
BYD’s claims may seem far fetched but the Chinese auto manufacturer has already beat automotive powerhouses like Toyota and General Motors to market with two plug-in gas electric bybrids (the F3DM and F6DM) which are currently on sale in China.