BYD launches two new all-electric vehicles to expand its lineup


China-based electric vehicle manufacturer BYD announced the launch of the newest versions of its two latest all-electric vehicles: the Qin EV300 and the e5. The company is expanding its price range with these additions to its EV lineup and expects to further its already important lead on the increasingly growingChinese EV market.

Here’s a quick overview of both models with a gallery and the full press release further down:

Qin EV300

  • Price: 259,800 to 309,800 Chinese Yuan ($40,000 to $48,000)
  • Range: 300 km (186 miles)
  • Maximum power output: 160kW
  • Maximum torque: 310Nm
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 7.9 seconds

E5 300

Price: 229,800 to 249,800 Chinese Yuan ($35,000 to $38,000)

Range: 300 km (186 miles)

Unlike the EV300, not as many specs have been confirmed for the E5.

Here’s the full press release:

BYD Broadens Its EV Lineup Further with the Addition of Two New Pure Electric Models

On March 31, 2016, BYD Company Ltd. launched two new Pure Electric Sedans to boost its already broad range of EVs, and provide consumers with even more options to suit their needs: the Qin EV300, coming in four versions with prices ranging from 259,800 to 309,800 Chinese Yuan; and the e5, coming in three versions with prices ranging from 229,800 to 249,800 Chinese Yuan. The company based the recent rollouts on a thorough assessment of what EV potential users value the most, and after finding out that range anxiety is still a major factor in purchase decisions, it provided both models with a 300km driving range, although a potential customer, upon testing the Qin EV300, managed to drive 349.5 km on a single charge.

The Qin EV300 is equipped with BYD’s high-efficiency, high-speed permanent magnet synchronous motor, with a maximum power of 160kW and maximum torque of 310Nm, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, and features re-generative braking system. The model also features BYD’s signature Insta-Pure Technology, a function that purifies the air in the interior of the vehicle by quickly lowering PM2.5 values. Both the Qin EV300 and the e5 are equipped with another of BYD’s signature features: the VtoL function, in which the vehicle serves as a massive mobile electricity supply to power appliances like cookers, refrigerators, power tools and many others, so that users can rely on the vehicle to plan outdoor activities that depend on electricity, or in case of emergencies like power cuts or blackouts.

Another interesting addition BYD is coming up with to offer EV users a new and exciting experience is to combine journey, charging, transportation and Internet fields together by establishing partnerships with industrial players and create an EV “ecosystem”. Such partnerships include Chinese e-commerce giant JD; charging terminal company Huashang Sanyou; Didi, China’s Uber counterpart; and, a top quality web platform for consumers to know about EVF trends, new technologies and policies, and help them to find their most suitable EV.

The Qin EV300 and e5 have come to consolidate BYD’s position as the world leader in EV manufacture and sales. Furthermore, their addition to the company’s already broad EV lineup goes a step further in the company’s ambitious electrified transportation strategies to mitigate the toll that deteriorating air condition is exacting on human’shealth.

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  1. Metzger - 7 years ago

    Does anyone know whether Chinese car proces prices usually include taxes or not?

  2. eideard - 7 years ago

    Managed to make it ugly as a Toyota. Too bad.

  3. Rushi - 7 years ago

    Wonder how quickly the permanent magnet demagnetizes!

  4. František Kubiš Jr. - 7 years ago

    What test cycle is used in China? Is it as strict as EPA or as benevolent as NEDC or even Japan test cycle? Without this knowledge, 300km doesn’t tell much.

  5. Benjamin (@NSbenjamins) - 7 years ago

    car companies should be held accountable for creating eyesores.

  6. Nathanael - 7 years ago

    Thanks to Chinese import taxes on foreign-made cars, this *will* sell a lot more units in China than Tesla will.

  7. Filippo Poggio - 7 years ago

    so Warren Buffet American Tycoon owner of BYD instead of building cars in the US of A is investing in China… a good reason not to buy that thing… not to mention safety and reliability…

  8. nonni55 - 7 years ago

    The styling is Toyota-like and not good. Hope they will look to TESLA for some inspiration with the look.


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