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BYD confirms EV pricing for model’s launch in Europe


Chinese language automaker BYD final week detailed plans for its European launch, which is able to embrace three EVs and embody many of the continent’s largest markets.

A seller group in August introduced plans to promote BYD vehicles in Sweden and Germany, and the automaker has now confirmed plans to launch in these markets in addition to Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, with France and the UK following that preliminary burst.

BYD European launch

BYD European launch

The European launch will include the BYD Atto 3 compact crossover, Han sedan, and Tang three-row crossover. All three use BYD’s newest Blade battery, with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry the automaker has championed.

The Atto 3 can be based mostly on BYD’s e-platform 3.0, which contains 800-volt charging and a lift in effectivity. Whereas it had mentioned this new platform would allow as much as 600 miles of vary, BYD estimates a extra modest 261 miles for the Atto 3, in addition to 248 miles for the Tang and 324 miles for the Han, on the European WLTP testing cycle.

BYD additionally listed what it calls “pre-sale” costs equal to $37,324 for the Atto 3 and $70,719 for the Han and Tang. Preliminary pricing on the Han are significantly larger for Europe than when the mannequin first arrived for the Chinese language market in 2020. Last pricing and specs for the European-market fashions shall be revealed on the 2022 Paris Auto Present in October.

BYD Atto 3

BYD Atto 3

BYD additionally promised an eight-year battery guarantee for its European-market fashions.

If you have not heard of BYD, be aware that the corporate produced extra EVs than every other maker on the planet for a number of years in a row; however now it has been handed by Tesla. The corporate racked up these spectacular gross sales tallies by catering primarily to its residence market; maybe increasing to Europe will enable it to recapture the gross sales crown.

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