Chinese automaker BYD has developed new battery technology for its upcoming electric car BYD Han. The latest battery technology will have a better energy density that will eventually add more electric range. It looks like Chinese automakers are all set to provide potential alternatives for Tesla’s best-selling electric cars like the Model 3 and Model Y.
The company calls it the Blade Battery Super Launching technology. These will be lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries integrated with new Cell-to-Pack (CTP) technology. As per the claims, this technology will provide an energy density of 160 Wh/kg, which is similar to the energy density of Model 3.
Additionally, CTP will further boost energy density by around 50%. Furthermore, with this in-house developed Blade Battery technology, the upcoming EV BYD Han will have a range of around 373 miles (600 km). However, the said range will be based on the NEDC cycle, which when converted to EPA will be equivalent to 265 miles.
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Apart from an impressive range, BYD Han will be no less when it comes to performance. The top-end variant will be able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in as quick as 3.9 seconds.
The latest BYD Han will have both, a Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) powertrain option available. As per the sources, the FWD version will provide an output of 163 kW (218 BHP). However, the AWD generates a power of 200 kW (268 BHP) from the rear motor and 163 kW (218 BHP) from the front, thus giving a combined output of 363 kW (486 HP).
As per some other sources, the electric car will have two battery options a 65 kWh and a 77 kWh battery pack.
Considering the electric range of 373 miles and performance figures, it could be a potential Model 3 alternative if the prices still remain under $25,000. However, many automakers who are trying to make affordable electric cars are still far behind in next-gen technologies like autonomous driving.
Talking about the price, the company has not given any hint on the prices. However, the electric car was scheduled to launch in June 2020 but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the launch event got delayed.
Nevertheless, we hope the electric car will hit the roads by the end of 2020.