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Chinese Automaker To Sell EV In U.S. Next Year

Chinese Automaker To Sell EV In U.S. Next Year

Chinese automaker BYD Co. says it will be rolling out a five-seat battery electric vehicle with a 249-mile range that will hit the streets in the U.S. next year.

            BYD’s website says it will be a big vehicle, weighing 4,453 pounds. It is expected to cost “slightly more than $40,000.” Recharge time for its lithium-ion batteries is expected to be between seven and nine hours on regular household current. Permanent magnet synchronous motors will drive the wheels, generating 268 HP and 406 lb-ft of torque.

            Known as the E6, the vehicle will initially be targeted at “government agencies, utilities, and maybe some celebrities,” according to The Wall Street Journal.  

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