BYD arrives in Europe with Han, Tang and Act 3

BYD arrives in Europe with Han, Tang and Act 3

BYD arrives in Europe with Han

BYD, acronym for Build Your Dreams, was born in 1995 in Shenzhen, China, as a company specialized in the design and production of batteries; in 2003 the company entered the automotive market and today can boast a full range of battery-powered vehicles for all applications, including a range of electric cars with various interesting offers. Today, August 26, BYD announced its entry into the European market with the 3 models Han, Tang and Atto 3.

Let's start with the most interesting model, the BYD Han: it is a sedan from elegant and modern line, with large rims that give a sporty look. BYD Han is powered by 2 electric motors that produce a total of 380 kW of power, equal to approximately 523 horsepower; thanks to such a full-bodied cavalry the car is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds.

BYD Han and Tang can enjoy a battery pack of approximately 86 kWh nominal.

| ); } Finally we have BYD Atto 3, a compact C-segment SUV also equipped with cutting-edge technologies such as the heat pump installed as standard, and the 'Blade Battery', a proprietary technology of BYD already implemented on the highest models in range. In this case we have a 150 kW electric motor and a nominal 60 kWh battery.

The first deliveries of BYD vehicles in Europe are expected during the last quarter of 2022, mainly in the Benelux and Scandinavian countries, more likely to adopt 100% electric mobility solutions; to facilitate its entry into the market of the old continent, BYD has entered into collaboration agreements with the main dealers in the automotive sector in the first selected countries, such as Louwman in the Netherlands, Hedin Mobility Group in Sveza and many others.

BYD Han EV revealed in Europe

Chinese car maker BYD has announced that its Han EV saloon will go on sale in Europe.

Following the car’s Chinese debut in June, this latest announcement will see the firm’s flagship electric saloon go head to head with Tesla’s popular Model 3 in the electric car segment.

Packing the firm’s ‘Blade Battery’ technology, the Han EV is claimed to offer more space efficiency compared with rivals, as well as more range and better safety levels. 

BYD claims that the Han EV will be capable of 376 miles on a single charge – though this claim is made based on older NEDC tests. A European-rated WLTP figure will be required when the car goes on sale here.

In terms of performance, the Han EV has a claimed 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of 3.9 seconds, while it also incorporates Bosch’s Intelligent Integrated Brake System – a first for a Chinese mass-market EV – which is said to improve braking performance.

As well as 5G connectivity, the Han EV gets intelligent drive assistance functions similar to the Autopilot system found in Tesla models. The interior of the car uses a similar central display design as found in Tesla cars, too.

The firm predicts that the Han EV will cost between €45,000 and €55,000. Slated for release in China towards the end of June 2020, it’s likely that the model will be available shortly after in Europe, though no specific date has been announced at this time.

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