29 Oct '12, 12am

BYD electric cars coming to London

BYD electric cars coming to London

As London continues in its ambitious efforts to make every minicab and taxi in the city a zero emission model by 2020, one of the leading electric car makers in China will be introducing its vehicles into the capital. That’s because BYD Auto has signed a memorandum of understanding with Green Tomato Cars to bring 50 of its BYD e6 vehicles (pictured) to London as part of a minicab trial. Currently, Green Tomato Cars is the second largest quality minicab service in the city and has a fleet of around 300 vehicles: now 50 of the electric BYD e6 models will be available to its consumers from the second quarter of 2013. If you’re not familiar with the BYD e6, it is a five-seat crossover vehicle that includes a 75kW motor and lithium-ion iron phosphate batteries. It has a reported range of 186miles on a single charge in urban conditions; as well as a top speed of 87mph. It is bel...

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