Best BYD Electric Cars in India in 2023 – Range, Specs & Price

Best BYD Electric Cars in India in 2023

Best BYD Electric Cars in India

BYD (Build Your Dreams) is a publicly listed Chinese auto brand that is headquartered in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. The brand came into existence back in January 2003 and has since created a strong market presence. The current lineup of BYD vehicles includes a range of passenger cars, trucks, buses, electric bicycles, and forklifts. 

The model range includes battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as well as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). In fact, in June 2022, BYD overtook Tesla to become the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer with over 641,000 EVs sold in the first half of 2022. In the same year, it even became the world’s first carmaker to sell over a million NEVs (Battery and Gas-Battery Hybrid). 

BYD India, the local subsidiary of the Chinese carmaker, was registered in 2007, and is based in Chennai. The carmaker started exploring opportunities in the Indian car market in 2013. However, it was only in 2022 when it finally launched its first product. At the moment, it retails two models on our shores. 

Here’s a look at the best BYD electric cars in India:

ModelFuel TypeBody TypeRangeEx-Showroom Price
BYD E6ElectricMPV261 km₹29.15 lakh-₹29.60 lakh 
BYD Atto 3ElectricCrossover430 km₹ 33.99 lakh-₹ 34.49 lakh

1. BYD E6

SINGAPORE – 9 SEP 2022: One of the 400 new electric taxis that ComfortDelGro Taxi has put on the road in 2022. It is the e6 model powered by BYD.

First launched only as a B2B CV (Commercial Vehicle), the e6 all-electric MPV was later made available to the private car buying lot last year. It’s on sale in two variants – GL and GLX. Right now, the BYD E6 is the only BEV MPV available in the country’s car market. It features LFP ‘Blade’ Batteries that offer more efficient packaging and better energy density. 

The MPV is underpinned by the carmaker’s e-platform and gets its juice from a 71.7 kWh lithium-iron phosphate battery that powers an electric motor positioned on the front-axle. This system outputs a maximum power of 95 hp and a peak torque of 180 Nm. The top-speed is rated at 130 km/h. 

On a full charge, the BYD E6 can travel for 415 km (WLTC). The MPV offers regenerative braking technology and can be charged from 30-80 per cent in 35 minutes, while complete charging takes 90 minutes. There’s even a 40 kW wall-mounted AC fast charger that can completely charge the MPV in 2 hours. A 6.6 kW AC slow charger can completely charge the MPV in 12 hours. 

Ex-showroom Price: ₹29.15 lakh-₹29.60 lakh

Key Specifications of BYD E6

EnginePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Range215 km (WLTC)
Maximum Power195 bhp
Peak Torque180 Nm
Fuel TypeElectric
Battery/Tank Capacity71.7 kWh lithium-ion
Seating Capacity5
Body TypeMPV
Boot Space580 litres

Key Features

6-way adjustment front seats
Panoramic Sunroof
10.1 inch rotatable touchscreen
Keyless Entry
Wi-Fi Connectivity 
Push button Start/Stop
Multi-function steering wheel
Customisable Ambient Lighting
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Leather upholstery
Cruise Control
6 Airbags
ABS with EBD
Traction Control
Hill Start Assist
Fog lamps
Alloy Wheels
LED Headlamps
CN95 air filtration system 

What’s Good:

  • Elevated ride quality
  • Host of top of the food chain features 
  • Lower running costs in the long run 

What’s Not Good:

  • No 7-seater option
  • Unproven after sales service and support

2. BYD Atto 3

BYD Atto 3
BYD ATTO 3 EV car on display at The 39th Thailand International Motor Expo 2022 on November 30, 2022 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

BYD launched its second offering in India in the form of the Atto 3, a premium crossover EV that rivals the MG ZS EV. It is available with an 8 years/1.6 lakh km warranty, 6-year roadside assistance, and 6 free maintenance services. The EV is on sale in four colours – Boulder Grey, Parkour Red, Ski White and Surf Blue. 

Inside, the Atto 3 gets a rather interesting interior design with door-mounted circular speakers, 12.8-inch rotating central screen and various styling elements including musical-instrument-inspired strings on the door panel and a multi-coloured rhythmic interactive ambient lighting system. 

The BYD Atto 3 is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor mounted on the front axle that can enable the EV to sprint to 100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds. Peak power and torque are rated at 201.15 bhp and 310 Nm, respectively, The motor gets its juice from a 60.48 kWh Blade battery pack with an ARAI-rated range of 521 km. 

The battery pack of the BYD Atto 3 can be charged in about 10 hours using a Type 2 7kW AC charger. It can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 50 minutes through an 80 kW DC fast charger. The carmaker is even supplying a 7 kW home charger and a 3 kW portable charger with the Atto 3. 

Ex-showroom Price: ₹23.99 lakh-₹24.49 lakh

Key Specifications of BYD Atto 3

EnginePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Range321 km (ARAI)
Maximum Power201.15 bhp
Peak Torque310 Nm
Fuel TypeElectric
Battery/Tank Capacity60.48 kWh lithium-ion
Seating Capacity5
Body TypeCrossover
Boot Space440 litres

Key Features

Panoramic sunroof
Powered tailgate
Wireless phone charger
5.0-inch digital instrument cluster
Synthetic leather upholstery
Powered front driver and passenger seats 
Multi-coloured ambient lighting
360-degree camera
Traction control
Hill descent control 
7 Airbags
12.8-inch rotating central screen

What’s Good:

  • Highly rated safety features including 7 airbags
  • Stylish, spacious, and high on performance 

What’s Not Good:

  • Long term reliability 
  • Unproven after sales service and support


Even though BYD India took its own sweet time to commence retail operations, the brand is rapidly establishing itself among the forerunners in the electric car market. Even though the long term reliability and after sales services remain uncertain, the two electric cars in the portfolio of BYD India make quite a case for themselves . 

While the E6 is the only electric MPV available in the market, the Atto 3 makes for a good alternative to the cheaper MG ZS EV as well as the costlier Hyundai Ioniq 5. Both the vehicles are priced at par with ICE vehicles that offer similar levels of performance and features. 

Moreover, the carmaker plans to soon expand its existing portfolio with other, better offerings in the EV segment. What this means is that an electric car buyer should give the BYD cars a good look before making a purchase decision.


Q. Which is the most selling model among all the BYD electric cars in 2023?

Currently, out of the two BYD electric cars in India, the E6 is the highest-selling model with over 400 units sold.

Q. Which is the cheapest BYD electric car on sale in the market? 

Right now, the BYD R6 is the cheapest BYD electric car in India

Q. Which is the fastest BYD electric car in India?

The BYD Atto 3 is the fastest out of the BYD electric cars in India, clocking in at a respectable top speed of 160 km/h, with the potential to reach 0-100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds!

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