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BYD E6 Now Available On Lease In 5 Cities With ORIX Auto | V3Cars

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD, have partnered with ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services Ltd. for leasing and fleet operations of its E6 MUV.

BYD E6

ORIX have signed the largest order for electric vehicle fleet operation with BYD India. The company will then lend the E6 on rent to multinational companies and private consumers. ORIX will lease the E6 in 5 cities across India, including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

ORIX Auto is a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation and operate the lease of passenger cars and provide transportation-related services like car rentals and business transportation. Through their financial subsidiary, OLFS,  the company will offer flexible financial solutions for financing the leased cars.

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The BYD E6 is an electric 5-seater MPV. It gets a 71.1kWh battery that produces 95PS of power and 180Nm of torque. It has a claimed city range of 520km and a combined range of 415km. A DC fast charger, if you can find one, can juice it from 30% to 80% in 35 minutes. The BYD E6 costs Rs. 29.15 lakh (ex-showroom).

Sandeep Gambhir, CEO and Managing Director of ORIX India, said, “With BYD 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 the 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.”  

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Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President of Electric Passenger Vehicle Business of BYD India, said, “We are delighted to deliver this order to ORIX India. The performance of All-New e6 is very encouraging and we expect to witness a sustainable growth with surging popularity of the electric vehicles.”

“Most of our MNC clients are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, and BYD 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.” added Pankaj Jain, Executive Vice President, ORIX India.

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Shrirang Joshi, National Sales Head of Electric Passenger Vehicles Business of BYD India, said, “BYD India aims to associate with like-minded organisations focusing on fleet electrification across the country. We are devoted to reducing carbon emissions and increasing awareness of EV adoption and sustainable development. Collaborating with ORIX Leasing & Financial Services, we will bring more e-mobility solutions for India.”

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Mohammad Osaaf

In the age of SUVs and crossovers, it's the traditional, 3-box sleeper sedans that excite him the most. All it needs is a punchy engine, a tight chassis and everyday practicality. Skoda Octavia VRS and BMW M5 are his favourites.

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