China’s BYD rolls out six new electric vehicles

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BYD unveils 3 new pure electric vehicles and 3 plug-in hybrids at its spring launch in Beijing.

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China’s most successful electric car maker, BYD, has launched six new electric vehicle and plug in hybrid models at its spring launch event in Beijing.

At the Beijing launch event, it highlighted a brand new architecture (known as BNA, BYD New Architecture) that it will use for all its plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles, which will now include 3 more pure electric vehicles and three more “dual-mode” vehicles (or rather, PHEVs – plug-in hybrids)

Its 6 new electrified “dynasty series” cars are the Qin Pro PHEV Super Edition, a new Song MAX PHEV, a new Generation Tang 6-seater PHEV, a new Yuan EV535, Qin Pro EV Super Edition, New Generation Tang EV, as well as three new ICE vehicles, Sina auto magazine reports.

The new upgraded electric architecture, which covers core tech including chassis and motor, reportedly bring all three new EV models over 400km range.

The Qin Pro EV, which has been given 39 upgrades compared to the outgoing model, gets the longest range, with an NEDC rating of 520km (although this rating notoriously exaggerates actual real world range).

The new generation of Tang EV 600D, which benefits from the most advanced version of the BNA architecture, has a NEDC-rated range of 500km, and can handle fast charging up to 80kW, for an extra 100km battery life after just 12 minutes of charging.

Read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle-dedicated news site, The Driven…

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