There are currently 40 E6 taxis in use in Shenzhen, where BYD is based, he said.
The electric taxis are being operated by Pengcheng Electric Taxi Co., Ltd, a joint venture of BYD and Shenzhen Bus Group.
The five-passenger E6 can travel 200 miles (322 kilometers) on one charge, BYD said in January. The model will cost about $40,000 in the U.S.
The company expects to start selling E6 electric cars to the United States through its headquarters in Los Angeles later this year.