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BYD e6 electric taxis unveiled in Brazil

Tinuku ~ The electric taxi produced by China's electric car maker BYD Co Ltd was inaugurated in Belo Horizonte, the state capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and will start operating within the next few days. The eco-friendly taxi using the e6 has a range of up to 400 kilometers in one battery charge. The electric car has 110 horsepower or the equivalent of a traditional car that uses fossil fuels.

Tinuku BYD e6 electric taxis unveiled in Brazil

The BYD e6 electric car will soon operate as a taxi to fill the public transport system in Belo Horizonte. The capital of Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil had previously used the electric bus fleet and minibus of BYD products as well. The success resulted in the decision to expand the transportation network to the taxi fleet.

The car and battery maker based in Shenzhen said electric vehicles are not only environmentally friendly but also economical and capable of cutting operating costs by 85 percent compared to traditional public transport vehicles.

Tinuku.com BYD e6 electric taxis unveiled in Brazil

BYD Co. Ltd. was established in 1995 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and has established factories in Hong Kong and some other countries. The company has set up an assembly plant in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, and is targeting to sell up to 2,000 electric vehicles nationwide by the end of 2018.

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