We finally know all the details of the electric cars of the Chinese giant BYD that arrives in France this year

Tesla’s Chinese rival BYD, world number 2 in electric cars, prepares to land in Europe and reveals the technical characteristics of its three future models.

A few days ago, we announced the imminent arrival of BYD in Europe, with not one, but three 100% electric models. Marketing scheduled for the end of the year, with the opening of the first dealerships in the Old Continent, although their exact location has not yet been confirmed by the brand. If the list of models planned for us had already been announced, now the firm is giving us new information about its technical specifics.

BYD Tang: more than 500 horsepower for the electric SUV

If we still don’t know precisely in what order the three BYD models will be launched, everything indicates that the Tang will be the first, although it has already been marketed recently in Norway. In a document, relayed by our colleagues at InsideEVs, the Chinese brand indicates that the large seven-seater SUV has a length of 4.87 meters and has a powerful engine of 380 kW, or approximately 516 horsepower.0 to 100 km/h is reached in 4.6 seconds, for a top speed of 180 km/h. The trunk volume varies between 235 liters in the seven-seat version and 1,655 liters when the seats are folded.

Equipped with an 86.4 kWh Blade-type LFP (lithium-iron-phosphate) battery developed by BYD since 2020 and offering better capacity and great fire safety, this newcomer will be able to travel up to 400 kilometers on a single charge according to the WLTP cycle. It will take 30 minutes to go from 30 to 80% which is a long time while the maximum charging power is not known.

BYD Han EV: a rival to the Model S

In addition to the SUV, BYD will also offer a 5-meter-long sedan, which should then compete with the Tesla Model S. This is the Han EV, which has a technical file very close to the Tang, as it also develops 380 kW If its weight is not detailed, it should be a little less than the SUV’s, while the0 to 100 km/h is announced in 3.9 seconds for a top speed limited to 180 km/h. Again, it will be a four-wheel drive vehicle.

The sedan will also be equipped with a Blade battery, with a capacity of 85.4 kWh. This will allow him to travel approximately 521 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. Charging time is identical to that of the seven-seater SUV, as it will take 30 minutes to go from 30 to 80% on a DC outlet. In terms of space, the sedan offers a trunk with a volume of 410 liters, while the seat does not seem to be folding.

BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus): a compact SUV to compete with the Model Y

Finally, BDY will launch a compact SUV under the name of Atto 3, already marketed in China under the name Yuan Plus. Rival of the Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4 and other Kia EV6s, this newcomer will be equipped with an 800-volt system and a 60.48 kW Blade battery. Recharging from 30 to 80% will be done in 29 minutes on a direct current terminal. Autonomy is announced at 420 kilometers WLTP, the lowest of the three models.

This model, which must be the most accessible of them a price that varies between 131,800 and 159,800 yuan, that is, the equivalent of approximately 19,200 to 23,300 euros, will be the least powerful, from the top of its 150 kW, or 203 horsepower sent to the front wheels alone. 0 to 100 km/h is indicated in 7.3 seconds for a top speed of 160 km/h. A total of five occupants can stay on board, while the trunk goes from 440 to 1,338 liters.

Arrival at the end of the year

BYD should therefore arrive in Europe in the coming months, to overshadow Tesla, but not only. In fact, the Chinese company will also compete with Nio, which is also coming to Europe with its battery change stations, as well as with Xpeng, which is preparing to launch its P5, rival of the Tesla Model 3. of the Paris Motor Show, which will take place from the 17th to the 23rd of October.

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