Currently reading: BYD Han EV revealed in Europe as Tesla Model 3 rival
Chinese maker has sights set on European market, revealing new high-performance EV saloon
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13 May 2020

Chinese brand BYD will launch its Tesla Model 3-rivalling saloon, the Han EV, in Europe following its home market debut in June, the company has confirmed. 

The Han EV is the brand’s electric flagship and the first passenger model to feature its new ‘Blade Battery’ technology, which is claimed to be simpler and more space efficient than rival battery packs, with improved range and “greatly enhanced” safety.  

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No specific battery size or technical data has been released for the Han EV, but the firm claims it can do 376 miles on a single charge based on the old NEDC test cycle. A European-standard WLTP range figure will have to be released as part of the car’s homologation process. 

The Han EV is claimed to marry “the automotive industry’s most advanced EV technologies with exceptional performance, refinement and supreme luxury”. It’s capable of 0-62mph in 3.9sec, BYD claims, thanks to a silicon-carbide motor control system. It is China’s first mass-market EV to feature Bosch’s latest IPB Intelligent Integrated Brake System, claimed to improve braking precision, range and comfort. 

Technology is named as a prime focus for the Han EV. It features 5G connectivity, helping the car’s DiPilot intelligent drive assistance functions, which are claimed to feature self-learning and self-evolution. The interior is dominated by a large Tesla-style central display and digital dials.

BYD describes the Han EV’s exterior design as “blending elements of a traditional Chinese wagon with strikingly modern European design cues”. 

Specifics surrounding individual market launches have yet to be detailed, including whether or not the model will be offered in right-hand drive for UK markets. Subject to "thorough appraisal of the European markets", BYD is expecting a price starting of between €45,000 and €55,000 (£40,000-£49,000).

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lambo58 14 May 2020

So many Tesla haters out

So many Tesla haters out there. The fact is NO other car maker stands a chance unless they come out worldwide with a charging network like Tesla. I dont take this anymore seriously until I see proof of intent like Tesla

HazwoldV8 14 May 2020

Chinese copycat

the front end looks suspiciously Mustang Mach-E and the rear suspicously Puegout 508. In fact youd think theyd stole puegouts blueprints and stuck a Mach-e front on it

fleabane 13 May 2020

Totalitarianism

Cars have got nothing to do with politics. Just bear in mind that Xi's empire currently spends 3 times the budget of the US on their armed forces, bear in mind they are a repressive state who have designs on their neighbours, And that just about everything you buy in shops like M&S is made there.

Cars and socks have got nothing to do with politics - apart from funding the dreams of emperors.

Just saying.

HazwoldV8 14 May 2020

fleabane wrote:

fleabane wrote:

Cars have got nothing to do with politics. Just bear in mind that Xi's empire currently spends 3 times the budget of the US on their armed forces, bear in mind they are a repressive state who have designs on their neighbours, And that just about everything you buy in shops like M&S is made there.

Cars and socks have got nothing to do with politics - apart from funding the dreams of emperors.

Just saying.

Fair point, but youve got to admit that china has got away woith two much. Just becuase the World Health Organisation is biased towards you, dosent mean you lie about the amounts of deaths from a disease that came from your country

lambo58 14 May 2020

Fair point? What a load of

Fair point? What a load of crap from the both of you. Laughable.