India, Feb. 26 -- BYD, the Chinese EV giant that toppled Tesla as the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, has unveiled its first ever electric supercar Yangwang U9. It is a high-performance electric supercar priced at 1.68 million yuan (roughly converted to nearly Rs.2 crore) that is aimed to take on supercars from global icons like Ferrari and Lamborghini. The BYD supercar will be first launched in China, before it makes its way to other global markets.

The performance of the BYD Yangwang U9 matches with that of some of its Italian rivals. The EV maker claims that the Yangwang U9 supercar can clock a top speed of 309.19 kmph and can sprint from zero to 100 kmph in just 2.36 seconds. The performance is better than some of...