BYD to introduce electric Class 6 step van in US

BYD, so far the only Chinese EV manufacturer to establish a significant presence in the US market, has been selling quite a few electric buses, as well as some delivery trucks and refuse trucks, built at its plant in Lancaster, California. Now the company has announced plans to introduce an electric Class 6 step van in the US.

The BYD 6D Step Van, which is expected to hit the streets by early 2019, is designed for neighborhood delivery of parcels, linens, food, office supplies and other consumer goods.

The 6D Step Van features a 250 kW motor that delivers 1800 N·m of torque, as well as a 221 kWh battery pack. BYD says it will have a range of 120 miles (fully loaded), a top speed of 70 mph, and a charging time of 4.5 hours (Level 2) or 1.5 hours (DC).

 

Source: Green Car Congress