Goldstone-BYD reveal electric bus made in India
BYD and their JV partner Goldstone Infratech in India have revealed their first joint product, an electric minibus. The ‘eBuzz K6’ has been presented in Delhi and can carry 18 passengers over a range of 200 kilometres on one charge.
BYD has expanded to India as it joined Goldstone Infratech to form BYD-Goldstone for local manufacturing. Their first product has been unveiled on World Environment Day.
Powered by Li-ion phosphate batteries, the eBuzz K6 offers a range of up to 200km has a maximum charging time of 4 hours through 3-phase AC charging. The electric motors develop 180KW of power and 1,500Nm of peak torque.
The company’s electric buses are being manufactured in India by Goldstone Infratech. The first five of these eBuzz K6 buses shall be exported to Nepal to serve on Lumbini Tourism routes. A rollout in India and other neighbouring countries is to follow later.
BYD and Goldstone had won a large part of a competitive tender to build electric buses for the government recently. Furthermore, BYD plans to build a factory in India for domestic production of electric buses.