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Paying attention to details Re: Byd E6

They are all black.....
Which inverter cables/harnesses are the high voltage ones? Fire, rescue and other people would like to recognize them before handling.
Or is it like melamine...by the time it's detected, it's too late?

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The added weight is in the batteries. That's one of the challenges in EVs...how to get the battery weight down. As for the structure of the battery cases, there are all kinds of safety considerations at hand.

According to the Bloomberg TV News network the other night, BYD has only sold 30 of these EVs. That can't be right can it?
 

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gr8 said:
.....Even when the volt is within the 40mile electric range, its still lugging around a very heavy engine and components that are required to run that engine.......
Hi GR8:
I really like your posts about the technology behind these models. You are clarifying what the manufacturers are being real vague about in their advertising. For example they often neglect to tell us that the short one hour charge time can only be done at special charge stations with some 400 volts available. And, that the 240 mile range is on a silky smooth, flat as a board, straight highway. I'm not only talking only BYD and GM here but in general.


When it comes to "lugging around a very heavy.."
take note that the BYD e6 weighs 5,000 pounds (2268kg) with 1764 pounds (800kg) of that in batteries. So it's no featherweight by any means.

As for the superiority of the battery chemistry, it seems there are lots of options under consideration within the auto industry, and so I think the jury is still out on that one.
 

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On November 4th, the Oriental Morning Post reported that BYD may delay the launch of e6s to private buyers because of shortcomings in the charging infrastructure now available. Pengcheng Taxi company is operating a small fleet, but they too are facing challenges in the area of recharging says China Business Update.

As for planned sales of e6s to fleet operators in California, late this year, again we hear of delays.

Yes, between its clash with authorities, sales slumps, and delays such as these, BYD is certainly having its share of problems lately.

On a more positive note, sales of the F3DM hybrid are up, with about 117 units reported sold in September.
 
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