BYD presents three impressive EVs in Europe

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Build Your Dreams may not be very known in Europe, but China's third-largest carmaker is doing everything it can to become known and to establish a good reputation. BYD is a brand that has looked closely at its premium competitors, and is ready to compete with the European car makes.
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BYD Atto 3

BYD fosters great ambitions with the Atto 3, a compact crossover that could rival the Kia Niro EV and the BMW iX1. It features the company’s latest generation Blade battery that uses lithium iron phosphate (LFP) technology. Cobalt and nickel are not used, and fire risk is almost non-existent with this kind of battery, which also lasts longer - 5,000 charge cycles or 1.5 million kilometres according to its maker. One drawback, however, is that DC fast charging is limited to 88 kW.

The interior may look a bit quirky, but the build and material quality is impressive. The same goes for the 15.6-inch mega tablet that seems to have been taken straight from a Tesla Model 3. Even the graphics are on par, and you can use it both horizontally and vertically. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not yet available, and the only possible operating language today is English, but BYD promises to rectify this with an over-the-air update next year.

The Atto 3 is with its 150 kW electric motor quite fast: It goes from 0-100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds, and additionally its roadhandling is described as solid and comfortable. All possible advanced driving assistance systems are standard. Combined, this gives the BYD Atto 3 a very impressive result: 5 EuroNCAP stars.

BYD Tang

Two categories higher up we find the Tang, a true crossover for seven passengers with an 86.4 kWh battery. That will get you an expected 400 kilometres according to the WLTP cycle. Tests in Norway show that the Tang scores great on the WLTP/actual driving range ratio, with a deviation of just 11 percent. The DC fast-charging capability is limited at 110 kW. Propulsion is ensured by two electric motors that together deliver 380 kW. Like its little brother, the Tang is big on equipment and quality


BYD's slim model is called Han and has the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes-Benz EQE as its main competitors. Its powertrain assembly is virtually identical to that of the Tang, but its better streamline and lower weight make it more fuel-efficient and faster, resulting in a 521 km WLTP driving range. The Han also aims to tempt European customers with top notch trim quality and lavish equipment. It is expected to arrive in Europe during 2023, but can already be ordered in some European markets.

Published at January 26, 2023
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