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CALB to build battery production base in Portugal

The Chinese battery maker CALB and the Portuguese government signed a memorandum on November 2 to launch a battery production plant in the country.

While there aren’t much details known yet, it seems that the location chosen was the costal city of Sines, which has Europe’s second largest deep water port capable and a railway system that connects the region to the rest of Europe.

 

The initial phase aims to start battery cell production by the end of 2025 with a anual capacity of 15 GWh. In 2028, a second phase is planned to expand production capacity from 15 to 45 GWh.

 

CALB is currently the world’s seventh-largest maker of EV batteries and third in China, only behind CATL and BYD.

 

 

More info:

https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/chinese-battery-plant-to-start-operations-in-portugal-by-2025/

https://cnevpost.com/2022/11/03/calb-to-build-production-base-in-portugal/

https://autonews.gasgoo.com/new_energy/70021619.html

 

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New PEUGEOT e-208 gets better efficiency and range

The new PEUGEOT e-208 will arrive on the market in 2023 with more power, range and efficiency.

 

Let’s see the press release.

 

NEW e-208 100% ELECTRIC: MORE FUN, MORE EFFICIENT, AND UP TO 400 KM OF RANGE WITH A NEW ELECTRIC ENGINE

• EXCELLENCE: The new electric technology of the e-308 is arriving with the e-208!
• EXCELLENCE: Ultra-efficient, average consumption of 12 kWh/100 km
• EMOTION: 15% more power and 10.5% more 100% electric range
• ALLURE: Electric champion in France and Europe

After an initial optimisation at the end of 2021, which increased its range by 6.5% (+22 km), the PEUGEOT e-208 will benefit from a major technological shift in 2023 to incorporate the new PEUGEOT e-308’s engine: maximum power will increase by 15%, from 100 kW/136 bhp to 115 kW/156 bhp, while major work on efficiency will reduce average energy consumption to just 12 kWh, increasing the range by 10.5%, or 38 km, to reach up to 400 km. Very significant improvements for the enjoyment, budget and daily life of users!

The PEUGEOT e-208, the 100% electric version of the 208, looks fantastic, contains state-of-the-art equipment and is great fun to drive thanks to its electric technology as well as its PEUGEOT i-cockpit® with its compact steering wheel. This guarantees direct sensations and unparalleled handling. Its many qualities have made it a huge success with customers: almost 110,000 have been produced since its launch in 2019, but above all, the PEUGEOT e-208 has been leading sales in the electric B segment in Europe since the beginning of 2022 and, over the same period, in 1st place for all segments combined of electric vehicles sold in France.

Up to 400 km range thanks to major technological developments
In 2023, the PEUGEOT e-208 will adopt the PEUGEOT e-308’s new drivetrain . It will then offer up to 38 km and 10.5% more range, enabling it to reach up to 400 km on the WLTP cycle (certification in progress).

The new version of the 100% electric PEUGEOT e-208 will come with:
• a new engine with 115 kW/156 hp, an additional 15 kW/20 hp and 260 Nm of torque available from 0 km/h for immediate reactivity. The result is even greater driving enjoyment, with no vibration, no noise, no shifting, no smell and no CO2 emissions.
• a new, more efficient high-voltage battery, with a gross capacity of 51 kWh (48.1 kWh useful) and operating at 400 volts.
Efficiency was at the heart of the designers’ concerns for this new powertrain and the PEUGEOT e-208, since all of these developments make it possible to aim for remarkably low average energy consumption of around 12 kWh per 100 km.

The advantages from the first optimisation in 2021 remain
At the end of 2021, the PEUGEOT e-208 had already benefited from an initial technological development aimed at increasing its efficiency, which enabled it to offer up to 362 km of WLTP range – 22 km more than the very first version released at the end of 2019. Since its launch and thanks to these two successive developments, the PEUGEOT e-208 offers 17.65% more range and 15% less energy consumption! The first stage of optimisation implemented a series of measures, which are of course still present in the new e-208:

A heat pump coupled with a humidity sensor installed on top of the windscreen maximises the energy efficiency of the heating and air conditioning. The information transmitted by the sensor makes it possible to control the air recirculation in the passenger compartment more accurately and, ultimately, to preserve the amount of energy contained in the battery when heating and maintaining the temperature inside the vehicle.
• A class “A+” tyre, 16-inch wheels which minimises energy loss through friction.
• A transmission ratio of the gearbox that increases the range on road and motorway journeys.

The effectiveness of this first development is particularly noticeable at low outside temperatures. But beyond the substantial increases in range on the WLTP cycle, there are significant benefits for customer usage as well. Including 40 km in urban traffic at temperatures close to 0°C.

Easy to buy and use every day
Two types of on-board chargers are available on the PEUGEOT e-208, to suit all uses and all charging solutions: as standard, a single-phase 7.4 kW charger and, as an option, a three-phase 11 kW charger. In addition, the PEUGEOT e-208 is capable of fast charging: from a 100kW public charging point, it is possible to go from 20% to 80% charge in less than 25 minutes.

Thanks to a push button on the centre console, the driver can select one of the three available driving modes (ECO, NORMAL and SPORT) to increase range or performance.

Via the ‘BRAKE’ mode, activated by another button on the gearbox control line, the user can also increase energy recovery while accentuating deceleration on release of the accelerator pedal.
Depending on the country of sale, the new PEUGEOT e-208 can be purchased on the Brand’s online sales site. This means customers can have a 100% digital experience (“Selling On line”) that is entirely secure. Customers can purchase their new vehicle, trade-in their old vehicle and finance their new vehicle from their smartphone, tablet or PC. Each customer has the freedom to choose to have their vehicle delivered to their home free of charge.

A range of services is available to make customers’ daily lives easier:
• The MyPeugeot smartphone application allows customers to communicate with their vehicle and schedule a remote charge or launch a thermal pre-conditioning remotely.
• The Free2Move eSolutions smartphone application allows users to plan their journey, in particular by anticipating when to charge since the charging stations along the journey are listed.

The new PEUGEOT e-208 will arrive on the market in 2023.

 

The average consumption of just 12 kWh/100 km in WLTP is impressive and it shows that there is still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to efficiency in other electric cars. Now, the popular Renault ZOE E-TECH seems to be outpaced and in need of an upgrade or a price cut.

Anyway, while the new PEUGEOT e-208 is a good upgrade, I’m still waiting for electric cars to have entry-level variants with CTP (cell to pack) cobalt-free batteries that aren’t more expensive than their gas counterparts.

What do you think about the new PEUGEOT e-208?

 

 

More info:

https://www.media.stellantis.com/em-en/peugeot/press/new-100-electric-peugeot-e-208-more-powerful-more-efficient-and-up-to-400-km-in-range

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BYD unveils the new eBus Blade Platform

BYD introduced the new eBus Blade Platform at the IAA Transportation 2022.

 

A focal attraction of the stand is the official European reveal of BYD’s new and highly adaptable eBus Blade Platform, incorporating the ultra-safe, and highly durable Blade Battery that is revolutionising battery electric transportation.

The rigorously tested Blade Battery passes the punishing demands of the Nail Penetration Test, regarded as the ultimate battery safety test. The Blade’s Battery distinctive CTP (cell to pack) technology significantly improves rigidity compared to traditional structures, giving it superior strength. The space-saving design of the Blade Battery, representing a 50% reduction, is inherent to eBus Blade Platform development, enabling increased battery capacity for a longer driving range, while also reducing chassis weight.

 

BYD newly upgraded 12m eBus

BYD newly upgraded 12m eBus

 

It’s great to see that BYD keeps improving its public transportation electric vehicles.

Electric buses with their zero local emissions, low running costs, high efficiency and strong regenerative braking are perfect for city driving. Diesel buses should be banned even before diesel passenger cars.

 

 

More info:

https://bydeurope.com/article/434

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ORA Funky Cat gets five-star Euro NCAP rating

Already launched in the UK, the ORA Funky Cat gets five-star Euro NCAP rating.

 

With a starting price of 31.995 GBP (36.869 euros) in the UK, it gets a 48 kWh battery and a WLTP range of 310 km. Curiously in China, there’s a long range version with a 63 kWh battery.

 

ORA Good Cat standard range specs in China

  • Length: 4.235 mm
  • Width: 1.825 mm
  • Height: 1.596 mm
  • Curb weight: 1.555 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Gross weight: 1.930 kg (vehicle more passengers and cargo)
  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h
  • Motor: 105 kW and 210 N.m of torque
  • Consumption: 13,8 kWh/100 km in NEDC
  • Range: 401 km in NEDC and around 300 km in WLTP
  • Battery capacity: 49,92 kWh (usable) and 51,35 kWh (total)
  • Battery weight: 394 kg
  • Battery energy density: 130,33 Wh/kg
  • Battery cell maker: Guoxuan
  • Battery cell chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4)
  • On-board charger: 6,6 kW
  • Fast charging: 30-80 % in 30 minutes
  • TMS: liquid-cooling
  • Drag coefficient: 0,289 Cd
  • MIIT code: CC7000BJ01GBEV

 

ORA Good Cat long range specs in China

  • Length: 4.235 mm
  • Width: 1.825 mm
  • Height: 1.596 mm
  • Curb weight: 1.609 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Gross weight: 1.984 kg (vehicle more passengers and cargo)
  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h
  • Motor: 105 kW and 210 N.m of torque
  • Consumption: 13,9 kWh/100 km in NEDC
  • Range: 501 km in NEDC and around 375 km in WLTP
  • Battery capacity: 57,7 kWh (usable) and 62,95 kWh (total)
  • Battery weight: 439 kg
  • Battery energy density: 143,4 Wh/kg
  • Battery cell maker: SVOLT
  • Battery cell chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4)
  • On-board charger: 6,6 kW
  • Fast charging: 30-80 % in 30 minutes
  • TMS: liquid-cooling
  • Drag coefficient: 0,289 Cd
  • MIIT code: CC7000BJ02DBEV

 

It’s surprising that ORA decided to introduce the standard range version in Europe, instead of going for the long range first. The European version does have a more powerful 126 kW motor.

Considering that in China the ORA Good (Funky) Cat has multiple versions with LFP and NCM batteries, I don’t know what battery chemistry the European version has.

 

 

 

Anyway, the ORA Funky Cat seems to be a good and safe electric car, but definitely overpriced when compared to the MG MG4 Electric.

 

 

More info:

https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/ora/funky-cat/46613

https://uk.ora-eu.com/

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MG MG4 Electric is the new best value electric car

The MG Mulan (MG4 Electric) is the new best value electric car – to be sold not only in its home country China, but also in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, South America and the Middle East.

 

Let’s see some details.

 

Standard range version

  • Length: 4.287 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.705 mm
  • Width: 1.836 mm
  • Height: 1.516 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 2.062 kg
  • Curb weight: 1.641 kg
  • Wheels: 17 inch alloy
  • Motor: 125 kW and 250 Nm
  • Top speed: 160 km/h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 7,7 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 51 kWh total and 50,8 kWh usable
  • Battery energy density: 140 Wh/kg
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4)
  • Range: 425 km in CLTC and 350 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 17 kWh/100 km
  • Fast charging: 39 minutes from 10 to 80 % and peaks at 117 kW
  • MIIT code: CSA7002XBEV1

 

In the UK the starting price of this version is 25.995 GBP (30.259 euros).

 

Long range version

  • Length: 4.287 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.705 mm
  • Width: 1.836 mm
  • Height: 1.516 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 2.086 kg
  • Curb weight: 1.665 kg
  • Wheels: 17 inch alloy
  • Motor: 150 kW and 250 Nm
  • Top speed: 160 km/h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 7,9 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 64 kWh total and 61,7 kWh usable
  • Battery energy density: 165 Wh/kg
  • Battery chemistry: NCM
  • Range: 520 km in CLTC and 450 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 16 kWh/100 km
  • Fast charging: 35 minutes from 10 to 80 % and peaks at 135 kW
  • MIIT code: CSA7002XBEV2

 

In the UK the starting price of this version is 28.495 GBP (33.169 euros).

 

MG MG4 Electric battery

 

Curiously, the prismatic battery cells are placed horizontally inside the module-less CTP (cell to pack) battery, which contribute for a thinner pack and more interior space. Moreover, all versions include V2L (vehicle to load).

 

As for safety and driving assistance features, all versions include:

  • Active Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
  • Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist with traffic sign recognition
  • Intelligent High Beam Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Driver Attention Alert

 

I would like a smaller wheels (15 inch) option for better efficiency/range and a 22 kW on-board charger.

 

Anyway, in Europe, the good looking MG4 Electric will be a cheaper alternative to popular electric cars such as the Volkswagen ID.3, Renault ZOE and Peugeot e-208.

However, we shouldn’t forget the BYD Dolphin (Atto 2) that also aims to become an affordable global electric car, and while smaller, has similar wheelbase and space for passengers. It has the potential to become the ultimate best value electric car. We just need to wait for the upcoming 2022 Paris Motor Show to know more details about its arrival in Europe.

 

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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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Ford will use module-less LFP batteries from CATL

Finally! Ford will use module-less LFP (LiFePO4) batteries from CATL to cut costs by 10-15 percent starting next year. Moreover, the carmaker plans to localize and use 40 GWh of LFP capacity in North America starting in 2026.

 

DEARBORN, Mich., July 21, 2022 – Building on strong demand for its new EVs, Ford today announced a series of initiatives for sourcing battery capacity and raw materials that light a clear path to reach its targeted annual run rate of 600,000 electric vehicles by late 2023 and more than 2 million by the end of 2026.

The company detailed its global vehicle portfolio plans supporting these production goals as part of its Ford+ plan. Ford expects a compound annual growth rate for EVs to exceed 90% through 2026, more than double forecasted global industry growth.

“Ford’s new electric vehicle lineup has generated huge enthusiasm and demand, and now we are putting the industrial system in place to scale quickly,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s president and CEO and president of Ford Model e. “Our Model e team has moved with speed, focus and creativity to secure the battery capacity and raw materials we need to deliver breakthrough EVs for millions of customers.”

Ford plans to invest over $50 billion in EVs through 2026, targeting total company adjusted EBIT margins of 10% and 8% EBIT margins for EVs by 2026.

As Ford creates a new EV supply chain that upholds its commitments to sustainability and human rights, the company continues to plan for more than half its global production to be EVs by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality globally no later than 2050.

Driving to the 600,000 EV run rate by late 2023

Ford plans to reach a 600,000 global EV run rate by late 2023 with the following EVs:

  • 270,000 Mustang Mach-Es for North America, Europe and China
  • 150,000 F-150 Lightnings for North America
  • 150,000 Transit EVs for North America and Europe
  • 30,000 units of an all-new SUV for Europe, whose run rate will significantly ramp in 2024

Ford is adding lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cell chemistry to its portfolio, alongside its existing nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) chemistry. This creates even more capacity for high-demand products and provides customers many years of operation with minimal range loss. It also reduces the reliance on scarce critical minerals such as nickel and, at current costs, brings a 10 to 15% bill of material savings for Ford versus NCM batteries.

The company confirmed it has secured 100% of the annual battery cell capacity needed – 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) – to support this 600,000 EV run rate by working with leading battery companies around the globe.

Ford announced that Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) will provide full LFP battery packs for Mustang Mach-E models for North America starting next year as well as F-150 Lightnings in early 2024. Ford’s EV architecture flexibility allows efficient incorporation of CATL’s prismatic LFP cell-to-pack technology, delivering incremental capacity quickly to scale and meet customer demand.

Ford also is leveraging its long-standing connection with LG Energy Solution (LGES) and its strategic relationship with SK On to meet its battery capacity target for late 2023.

Long-time supplier LGES has scaled quickly and doubled its capacity at its Wroclaw, Poland, facility to support incremental NCM cell production for Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit models.

Plus, SK On has installed capacity to support the scaling of Ford’s high-volume F-150 Lightning and E-Transits through late 2023 – scaling NCM cell production beyond earlier-planned levels from its Atlanta facility and providing new battery cell capacity from its Hungary operation.

Driving to more than 2 million EVs by late 2026

Ford is building on agreements tied to its 600,000 run rate milestone and is taking them even further. The company now has sourced approximately 70% of the battery cell capacity it needs to support an annual global run rate of more than 2 million EVs by late 2026.

Ford and CATL – the world’s largest battery producer – have signed a separate non-binding MOU to explore a cooperation for supplying batteries in Ford’s markets across China, Europe and North America.

Ford also announced it plans to localize and use 40 GWh of LFP capacity in North America starting in 2026.

The company intends to use this additional capacity to complement three previously announced battery plants in Kentucky and Tennessee that are part of the BlueOval SK joint venture between Ford and SK On, which was officially formed last week. Ford has signed an additional MOU with SK On as well as Koç Holdings to create a joint venture in Turkey for expanded battery capacity there.

 

 

Ford EV Plan Infographic

Ford EV Plan Infographic

 

Ford also expects to have 9 all-electric models available in Europe by 2024… Not bad for a legacy carmaker.

 

 

More info:

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2022/07/21/ford-battery-capacity-raw-materials-scale-evs.html

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2022/03/14/Ford-Takes-Bold-Steps-Toward-All-Electric-Future-in-Europe.html

https://www.catl.com/en/news/968.html

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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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