Cheap electricity: BYD's e6 is dull but value-packed

The e6 has a healthy 400km range, a 450-litre boot and a claimed efficiency of 19.5kWh per 100km. It comes with neat styling and ample space and storage in the cockpit.
The e6 has a healthy 400km range, a 450-litre boot and a claimed efficiency of 19.5kWh per 100km. It comes with neat styling and ample space and storage in the cockpit.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
The e6 has a healthy 400km range, a 450-litre boot and a claimed efficiency of 19.5kWh per 100km. It comes with neat styling and ample space and storage in the cockpit.
The e6 has a healthy 400km range, a 450-litre boot and a claimed efficiency of 19.5kWh per 100km. It comes with neat styling and ample space and storage in the cockpit.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

BYD's e6 is a dull but value-packed battery-powered car

Electric vehicles on the roads today are quiet, nippy and modern. Models like the Kia Niro EV and Jaguar I-Pace spring to mind. In comparison, the e6 from Chinese car-maker BYD looks and feels like it is from another era.

That is because it is, having been in production since 2009.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2019, with the headline 'Cheap electricity'. Print Edition | Subscribe