The BYD e6 is an all-electric compact crossover/compact MPV manufactured by BYD with a range of 400km according to the carmaker. Field testing began in China in May 2010 with 40 units operating as taxis in the city of Shenzhen.
Sales to the general public began in Shenzhen on October 26, 2011, after over two years behind schedule (the original release date was in 2009). As of January 2016, e6 units are operating as taxis in Colombia, Belgium, the U.S. (New York and Chicago), the Netherlands, and the U.K. Since 2010 sales in China totaled 34,862 units through December 2016. The BYD e6 ranked as the best-selling pure electric car in China in 2016 and won a golden medal for “Best Quality Product” at the Havana International Fair 2015.