BYD India, a subsidiary of China-based global electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, has launched its new e6 electric car with Orix Auto Infrastructure in five cities across India. This includes Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, and Hyderabad.
Orix India, Orix Corporation’s subsidiary based out of Japan operates the leasing of passenger vehicles and also provides transportation-related services including car rentals and business transportation solutions with more than 20 offices in India. It also offers flexible financing options for equipment and cars through its financial arm, OLFS.
Sandeep Gambhir, CEO and MD, Orix India said, “With BYD’s all-new e6, we are excited to commence our electric vehicle fleet operation with our shared value of sustainable development. This complements our inspiring initiative ‘ELECTRIX’, covering a large spectrum of the EV ecosystem and putting us at the forefront of owning, operating and leasing electric cars. Orix India is proud of its cooperation with BYD India, and we are honoured to add the all-new e6 to our existing fleet. The all-new e6, equipped with the Blade Battery, made a lasting impression on the EV Industry and is seen as a practical vehicle. We believe that the partnership will benefit our customers as well as Orix India to the utmost extent.”
Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, SVP – Electric Passenger Vehicle Business, BYD India said, “We are delighted to deliver this order to Orix India. The performance of the all-new e6 is very encouraging and we expect to witness sustainable growth with the surging popularity of the electric vehicles.”
Pankaj Jain, Executive VP, Orix India added, “Most of our MNC clients are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, and BYD’s all-new e6 has emerged as the perfect car to meet customer demands of space and comfort. For Orix India, the car not only reduces range anxiety with a practical range of over 450km but also promises a lower cost of ownership with a battery warranty of 8 years/5 lakh kilometres. In the financial year, we aim to convert 15% of our existing fleet to electric cars.”
The e6 is India’s first electric premium MPV and also the first to use the Blade Battery. Since its launch in 2020, the Blade Battery has been praised for its safety, long range and endurance. The record for electric cars covering the most distance was recently set by it in the India Book of Records.