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Tesla Model Y with structural battery from BYD already has EU approval

Teslamag was able to confirm that Tesla will produce the Model Y in Germany with a structural and module-less LFP (LiFePO4) battery from BYD. This is great news!

 

The battery is estimated to have a capacity of 55 kWh and provide a 440 km range in WLTP. Compared to the version with the 60 kWh battery from CATL that provides a 455 km range, the Model Y with BYD battery will weigh 66 kg less (2.087 instead of 2.153 kg) and the energy consumption will improve to 15,5 kWh/100 km.

However, we still don’t know if Tesla will use this opportunity to upgrade to a 800-volt system like the BYD Seal. Tesla already said that a change to 800 V would reduce costs.

 

In China, Tesla will continue to use CATL as a LFP battery supplier. However, this doesn’t mean that there will be no changes.

 

Avatr, whose biggest shareholders are Huawei and CATL, is about to launch its first model, the amazing Avatr 11. This is an electric SUV that has a 750-volt structural and CTP (cell to pack) battery made by CATL. Tesla will likely want to adopt the same advanced battery technology, with the difference of using LFP instead of NCM cells.

 

Avatr 11

Avatr 11

 

Finally, automakers that are serious about mass producing good electric cars should adopt simple 800-volt batteries that are structural, module-less and easy to repair like the one in the BYD Seal. This is the opposite of the unrepairable structural battery pack with 4680 format cells that Tesla recently introduced in the USA, which is an example of planned obsolescence and environmental crime that would make Apple proud.

Anyway, I hope that Tesla abandons its unrepairable and complex battery pack philosophy and adopts simple and repairable structural packs from BYD and CATL. It seems that it will be the case in Europe and China, but not North America, where Tesla produces the 4680 cylindrical cells.

 

What about you? Would you prefer an electric car from Tesla with the complex and unrepairable 4680 battery pack or a more simple pack made by BYD and CATL?

 

 

More info:

https://teslamag.de/news/exklusiv-tesla-eu-genehmigung-model-y-strukturellem-akku-byd-51652

https://cnevpost.com/2022/08/12/tesla-model-y-with-byd-batteries-has-received-eu-approval/

https://cnevpost.com/2022/08/10/byd-is-supplying-batteries-to-tesla/

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BYD will be present at the 2022 Paris Motor Show

BYD will go the 2022 Paris Motor Show to announce that the EV revolution is coming to Europe.

 

BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and power batteries, will attend the Paris Motor Show 2022 to showcase its latest passenger car product range and technologies to the European automotive audience. It follows BYD’s recent announcement to enter Europe with its technologically advanced range of new energy passenger vehicles, starting with delivery in Q4 2022, and its ongoing commitment to this emerging European market.

Norway has served as an effective pilot market in Northern Europe for BYD. In 2021, BYD successfully launched its Tang SUV to Norwegian customers and has since received positive feedback from consumers. Following this, BYD has recently appointed key dealer partners in Europe to continue this journey. Through such partnerships, BYD is now poised to enter the wider European market as it exhibits its latest range of new energy passenger vehicles and industry innovations from a prime location at the Paris Motor Show.

Such automotive innovations emerge from BYD’s long-established expertise in power battery research and development spanning 30 years, and ground-breaking accomplishments in world-leading technology for eMobility solutions. This knowledge and dedication to battery electric vehicle development has been a major factor in BYD becoming the world’s leading NEV manufacturer, with products for commercial and private use. BYD has provided its NEV service to over 2.1 million customers, and in the first half of 2022, reached a milestone for sales of new energy passenger cars exceeding 640,000 units.

BYD stands by its long-held vision for electrification in transportation. BYD is committed to developing and evolving sustainable technology to reduce global carbon emissions, providing non-polluting viable alternatives to ICE vehicles. BYD also believes in the value of regional partnerships in helping to accelerate change, and provide customers with local comprehensive product support.

BYD has a long heritage in the global NEV sector, with extensive experience in the industry. The first time BYD attended a European automotive show was at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008, when the world’s first PHEV F3DM was researched, developed and unveiled by BYD. Now 14 years later, BYD has chosen the Paris Motor Show to underline its commitment to bringing a range of new energy passenger vehicles to customers in Europe.

Michael Shu, General Manager and Managing Director, BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division: “We are excited to bring the BYD brand, and our latest passenger car innovations equipped with world-leading technology to customers in Europe. We are looking forward to developing relationships with European dealer partners at this momentous time to bring customers innovative, sustainable solutions and localised comprehensive support, from sales to aftersales services. To be part of this prestigious international event for the automotive industry provides the perfect launchpad for us to showcase our eMobility solutions in Europe. It also underpins our commitment to sustainability in this sector, in line with our support for the Cool the Earth by 1℃ global initiative.”

 

In Europe, BYD is already very successful in producing and selling electric buses, now it’s time for the Chinese company do the same with its passenger electric cars.

Considering that last year BYD confirmed that it’ll produce batteries for electric cars in Europe, I expect that at the Paris Motor Show the company reveals its plans for localized production.

 

 

More info:

https://bydeurope.com/article/428

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BYD launches 3 electric cars in Japan

The BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus) will be the first model to arrive in Japan, followed by the Dolphin and the Seal.

 

Tokyo, Japan – On July 21, BYD JAPAN Inc., a branch of BYD Company Limited in Japan, held a brand conference in Tokyo, marking BYD’s official entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan. Three BYD models debuted at the conference – BYD ATTO 3, BYD DOLPHIN, and BYD SEAL.

BYD ATTO 3 is slated to become the first BYD passenger vehicle sold in Japan, with sales expected to begin in January 2023. BYD DOLPHIN and BYD SEAL are expected to follow soon after, hitting the market in the middle and second half of 2023, respectively. These three EVs bring more choices and further enhance the local electric passenger vehicle market.

Wang Chuanfu, Chairman and President of BYD, said: “As one of the first enterprises to develop electric vehicles in the world, BYD has accumulated 27 years of expertise and experience in the field of new energy vehicles, and has mastered the advanced technologies spanning batteries, electric motors, electronic control systems and automotive-grade chips. Today, with the support and expectation of consumers, BYD officially hits the new energy passenger vehicle market in Japan. Through the joint efforts of BYD and the local NEV market, we are dedicated to leading the way in e-mobility for a better life.”

Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia-Pacific Auto Sales Division, stated: “Starting from today, BYD, along with Japanese dealers and partners, will gradually establish a complete sales and service system to bring a low-carbon lifestyle and a better customer experience for the local people.”

 

The three electric car models launched by BYD in Japan are all built on the new e-platform 3.0.

 

BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus)

2022 BYD Atto 3

2022 BYD Atto 3

 

BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus) standard version

  • Length: 4.455 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.720 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.615 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.990 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.615 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 150 kW and 310 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 50,12 kWh
  • Battery weight: 358 kg
  • Battery energy density: 140 Wh/kg
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Blade battery by BYD
  • Range: 430 km (CLTC), 400 km (NEDC) and 320 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 12,2 kWh/100 km (CLTC)
  • MIIT code: BYD7003BEVA

 

BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus) long range version

  • Length: 4.455 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.720 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.615 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 2.065 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.690 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 150 kW and 310 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 60,48 kWh
  • Battery weight: 402 kg
  • Battery energy density: 150 Wh/kg
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Blade battery by BYD
  • Range: 510 km (CLTC), 480 km (NEDC) and 420 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 12,5 kWh/100 km (CLTC)
  • MIIT code: BYD7003BEVA1

 

BYD Dolphin

BYD Dolphin is now available to pre-order

BYD Dolphin is now available to pre-order

 

BYD Dolphin Vigorous version

  • Length: 4.070 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Tire specifications: 195/60 R16
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.660 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.285 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 70 kW and 180 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 150 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 30,72 kWh
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Blade battery by BYD
  • Range: 301 km (NEDC), roughly 225 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 10,3 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly 13,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 7 kW
  • Fast charging: 40 kW (from 30 to 80 % in 30 minutes)
  • Starting price in China (after subsidy): 96.800 yuan (12.684 euros)

 

BYD Dolphin Free edition

  • Length: 4.125 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Tire specifications: 195/60 R16
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.780 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.405 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 70 kW and 180 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 150 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 44,928 kWh
  • Range: 405 km (NEDC), roughly 300 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 11 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly 14,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 7 kW
  • Fast charging: 60 kW (from 30 to 80 % in 30 minutes)
  • Starting price in China (after subsidy): 106.800 yuan (13.994 euros)

 

BYD Dolphin Fashion edition

  • Length: 4.125 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Tire specifications: 195/60 R16
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.780 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.405 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 70 kW and 180 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 150 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 44,928 kWh
  • Range: 405 km (NEDC), roughly 300 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 11 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly 14,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 7 kW
  • Fast charging: 60 kW (from 30 to 80 % in 30 minutes)
  • Starting price in China (after subsidy): 111.800 yuan (14.649 euros)

 

BYD Dolphin Knight edition

  • Length: 4.150 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Tire specifications: 205/50 R17
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.825 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.450 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 130 kW and 290 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 44,928 kWh
  • Range: 401 km (NEDC), roughly 300 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 11 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly 14,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 7 kW
  • Fast charging: 60 kW (from 30 to 80 % in 30 minutes)
  • Starting price in China (after subsidy): 124.800 yuan (16.352 euros)

 

BYD Seal

BYD Seal

BYD Seal

 

BYD Seal standard range version

  • Length: 4.800 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.920 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.460 mm
  • Weight: 1.885 kg
  • Motor: 150 kW and 310 Nm
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 7,5 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 61,44 kWh
  • Battery configuration: 192s1p (my estimation is 192 cells of 100 Ah all connected in series)
  • Battery weight: 437 kg
  • Battery energy density: 140,6 Wh/kg
  • Drag coefficient: 0,219 Cd
  • Range: 550 km in CLTC (probably around 430 km in WLTP)
  • Fast charging: 30 minutes from 30 to 80 % at 110 kW
  • MIIT code: BYD7006BEVA
  • Starting price in China: 212.800 yuan (31.482 euros)

 

BYD Seal long range version

  • Length: 4.800 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.920 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.460 mm
  • Weight: 2.015 kg
  • Motor: 230 kW and 360 Nm
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 5,9 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 82,56 kWh
  • Battery configuration: 192s1p (my estimation is 192 cells of 135 Ah all connected in series)
  • Battery weight: 558 kg
  • Battery energy density: 148 Wh/kg
  • Drag coefficient: 0,219 Cd
  • Range: 700 km in CLTC (probably around 550 km in WLTP)
  • Fast charging: 30 minutes from 30 to 80 % at 150 kW
  • MIIT code: BYD7006BEVA2
  • Starting price in China: 262.800 yuan (38.852 euros)

 

BYD Seal performance AWD version

  • Length: 4.800 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.920 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.460 mm
  • Weight: 2.150 kg
  • Motor: 390 kW and 670 Nm
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 3,8 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 82,56 kWh
  • Battery configuration: 192s1p (my estimation is 192 cells of 135 Ah all connected in series)
  • Battery weight: 560 kg
  • Battery energy density: 147,4 Wh/kg
  • Drag coefficient: 0,219 Cd
  • Range: 650 km in CLTC (probably around 500 km in WLTP)
  • Fast charging: 30 minutes from 30 to 80 % at 150 kW
  • MIIT code: BYD7006BEVA1
  • Starting price in China: 289.800 yuan (42.874 euros)

 

 

BYD has chosen wisely the three electric car models to make global. A great SUV (Atto 3), a nice hatchback (Dolphin) and an amazing sedan (Seal). What’s your favorite?

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