BYD to Launch its Supermini EV e1, Range up to 189miles

BYD e1

As early as more than 3 years ago, micro-pure electric vehicles have just sprung up in China market. When BJEV(from BAIC Beijing Automotive) series became a dark horse in the new energy market with very low price, some Chinese began to expect: When will BYD also launch a cheap entry-level electric car?

This didn’t seem too difficult at the time. BYD itself had a very good A00-level mini-car, model F0, which was suitable for “oil-to-electricity”. However, BYD seems to be not interested in low-end market. It still insists on taking the high-end route, and there are more and more A00-level electric cars in China market. Such as Zotye Zhima(芝麻) E30, ZHIDOU, eQ from Chery Auto. The emergence of shared cars in China has also brought the super mini electric cars into a new era.

Recently, BYD officially released a set of pictures of its new supermini pure electric vehicle BYD e1. BYD e1 is actually based on the old model F0 which is on longer on sale , the overall of e1 is quite small, round and lovely. At the same time, the new car is available in two-color body color, positioning for urban “scooter”.

The interior of BYD e1 is not yet officially announced, we’ve gotten a spy shot from internet.

Specification of BYD e1:
Traveling range: 189miles (305km)
Exterior size: 3465/1618/1500mm
Power: 45kW (61PS) permanent magnet synchronous drive motor
Battery cell: Nickel cobalt cobalt manganate battery
Wheelbase: 2340mm,
Quality: 1070kg