Recently, BYD won the contract to provide Shenzhen with electric police vehicles. The company will deliver 500 e6 pure electric police vehicles to the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau.
BYD e6 can reach a maximum speed of 140km/hr. The overall range can reach 300km, satisfying the demands of police vehicles to perform daily patrol and law enforcement, according to the company. BYD e6 is zero-pollution, zero-emission, and low cost.
Apart from police vehicles, BYD has already deployed 300 e6 pure electric taxis in service in Shenzhen, with an accumulated mileage of over 18.6 million miles. The highest single e6 vehicle mileage has reached over 155,000 miles, equivalent to the mileage of an ordinary private automobile driven over more than ten years, according to the company. In Shenzhen, there are also 200 BYD pure electric buses in service with accumulated mileage of over 6.2 million miles.
Commercial vehicle sales were down in August and year to date, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).