BYD and Rotterdam City entered into an agreement to deliver the BYD e6 electric cars as part of Nederland’s green transportation project “75-EV-RO” – the first e6’s in all of Europe.
The agreement brings together representatives from each organization to identify opportunities to encourage the use of electric cars.
As part of the 75-EV-RO project, the Rotterdam government plans to purchase 75 new plug-in electric vehicles of different types to create a new green fleet in Rotterdam.
At the core of the e6 technology is BYD’s Iron Phosphate or “Fe” battery technology. The Fe battery boasts the highest safety, longest service life and most environmentally friendly rechargeable chemistry. Integrating the “Fe” battery, the e6 electric car can travel up to 300 km (160 miles) in range per charge.
The BYD e6 has been used as taxis in Shenzhen, China for over a year now and is referenced in the recent “BYD Fleet Summary” released April 29th, 2011. The fleet of 50 e6 Shenzhen taxis, in service since May 2010, have now surpassed 3 million kilometers in cumulative fleet miles. The successful operation of the e6 taxis in Shenzhen for over a year now has proven it’s reliability according to BYD officials.