BYD Qin EV300 details update

BYD Qin EV300


BYD Qin EV300 is made for success.


Confirmed specs:

  1. The 48 kWh battery gives a real 300 km range like the EV300 name suggests
  2. The 160 kW electric motor is good for a 150 km/h top speed and 0-100 km/h in 7,9 seconds
  3. The charging port is located on the front behind the BYD logo
  4. The trunk capacity is 450 liters, which is 150 liters more than the plug-in hybrid version


If the BYD Qin EV300 can get high ratings in European and USA safety tests and the price is right, it can be a very successful electric car in any part of the world. I expect to see this EV arriving USA and Europe first in taxi fleets. Like the BYD e6 did, but with minor success.



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2 Responses

  1. sapcmc says:

    Make it available for 27000 EUR or less and we have a winner here.

  2. Ralf K says:

    Open issues for the EU/US market and to be really successful worldwide:

    – charging interface for Europe / US? The pictures there show the Chinese AC+DC interfaces. In the past, BYD put an Type2, AC, 3p to 40 kW plug on the European e6. No ChaDeMo, no CCS for Europe. Let’s wait and see for Qin EV300.
    – It will also need a fair amount og testing with the EU/US slow and quick charge infrastructure as not all power outputs are created equal.
    – distribution and service network?
    – warranty on battery and drivetrain?
    – price?
    – safety/crash test results (as stated in the article)?
    – production volume for foreign markets and availability?
    – reliability?
    – weight?
    – towing capability?
    – availability of driver assistence systems (seems to have none available)?
    – US/EU type approval?
    – marketing and promotion to establish a brand image better than other Chinese cars?
    – stationwagon planned? (absolutely needed for central and western Europe!). Very few buyers are happy with a compact sedan over here and sales figures of compact sedans are low to minimal even as cars with ICE.
    – US americans however may be fine with the sedan as it is.

    Like it or not, but before getting too enthusiastic, this car has a long way to go to convince buyers in the EU/US market.

    BTW: Battery cells are likely 100Ah from the BYD e6 Chinese version / Denza car in a 144s1p configuration.
    144* 3.3V * 100 Ah = 47.52 kWh (3.3V due to LiFePo4 chemistry)
    I wonder if these LiFePo4 cells really fulfil the Chinese requirements on volume density.

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