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Last Updated : Sep 13, 2019 04:44 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

China giant BYD debuts in India with T3 electric MPV and minivan

BYD is more popular as a major battery supplier to major electric vehicle manufacturers around the world.

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Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD made its debut in India with the unveiling of its T3 MPV along with its minivan iteration. Both the vehicles have been launched with an all-electric powertrain as BYD has a major foothold in the EV segment.

BYD is more popular as a major battery supplier to major electric vehicle manufacturers around the world. It launched the T3 MPV in India, which is based on the Nissan B platform. This platform also forms the base of the Nissan Evalia and the Ashok Leyland Stile. However, the T3 gets a redesigned front end, larger tear-drop shaped lamps and a grey coloured grille. The taillamps are also tweaked to look fresh.

The cabin is equipped with 4.3-inch MID unit, with a redesigned centre console. The console has an inbuilt audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. BYD has also given the T3 keyless entry, push-button start, reverse parking camera, and parking sensors.

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The T3 runs on a 50.3 kWh Nickel-Cadmium battery, which gives the car a claimed range of 300 km. The battery powers an electric motor which makes 95 PS of maximum power and 180 Nm of peak torque. It gives the MPV a claimed top speed of 100 km/h. The battery can be fully charged with a 40 kW DC charger in 1.3 hours, while it takes 7.6 hours with a 6.6 kW AC charger.

Since the T3 is India’s first all-electric MPV, it does not have any direct competitor in the market yet. BYD is expected to price the T3 around the Rs 10 lakh mark after government subsidies.

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First Published on Sep 13, 2019 04:44 pm
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