BYD, market leader for EVs in China, will launch three models on the German market20. September 2022
For some time now, the Chinese manufacturer of EVs BYD has displaced the previous global market leader Tesla from the top position. Now the company, whose abbreviation BYD stands for “Build your Dreams”, will also start selling three models in Germany towards the end of the year. The Atto 3 will be the entry-level model and will compete against EVs like the VW ID.3. The compact SUV with a length of 4.45 m has a motor on the front axle with 150 kW / 204 hp output, which allows a top speed of 160 km/h. According to BYD, a range of 420 kilometers can be covered with the 60.5 kWh battery.
The second model is the larger Tang, also designed in the style of an SUV. Two motors, one per axle, provide all-wheel drive and together produce 380 kW / 517 hp. In line with the more powerful engine, the top speed of the Tang is 180 km/h, and there is room for up to seven people inside. According to BYD, an 86.4 kWh battery installed in the underbody as a structural element should enable a range of up to 400 kilometers on a single charge.
Last but not least, after the two SUVs, the Han electric sedan joins BYD’s preliminary German portfolio. The five-meter-long vehicle is in the same class as the Tesla Model S or the Mercedes EQE. The Han has the same motorization and battery capacity as the Tang, but is said to be able to travel up to 521 kilometers due to better aerodynamics.
Since the technology of BYD’s EVs for Germany are identical to the global specifications, the manufacturer can already provide detailed information for this. BYD’s European headquarters are located in The Hague, Netherlands. BYD has not yet named a partner or distribution channel for sales in Germany. Likewise, the prices for the EVs are not to be disclosed until the market launch in the fall of this year.
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