Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: BYD | posted April 06, 2016 10:12
BYD launches two new 300km range electric cars
BYD Company Ltd. has expanded it electric vehicle (EV) lineup with the launch of two new models that the company boasts will quell motorists ‘range anxiety’ when it comes to these battery-powered automobiles.
The Qin EV300, which comes in four trims, and all three models of the e5 were unveiled late last month – all pure electric sedans that come with the latest technology from BYD extending the driving range of each to at least 300 kilometers.
This comes after the automaker assessed the demands of the Chinese EV market and determined that one major obstacle they faced in selling electric vehicles was ‘range anxiety’.
To demonstrate the extended range of these new models, BYD provided a test drive for potential customers and using the Qin EV300, one customer reach 349.5 kilometers on a single charge.
The Qin EV300 comes with BYD's high-efficiency, high-speed permanent magnet synchronous motor that pumps out 217 PS and 310 Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds.
To further combat China’s pollution problem and make the cabin safer for passengers, the Qin EV300 also features the automaker’s Insta-Pure Technology that purifies the air inside the vehicle by lowering Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 values.
Both the Qin EV300 and the e5 come with BYD’s Vtol feature that makes these models capable of generating power to run basic cooking appliances and power tools.
BYD hopes that with the launch of newer and highly advanced EVs, the automaker can become a ‘world leader’ in EV manufacturing and sales.