BYD Dolphin gets its third version homologated

The BYD Dolphin is one of the most expected electric cars this year for its great value for money.

 

We already saw the specs of the two first versions that will soon be delivered in China, but now a third version got homologated by the MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology).

 

Let’s see the first two homologated versions to then compare to the third version.

 

BYD Dolphin standard range version

  • Length: 4.070/4.125 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.660 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.285 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 70 kW and 180 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 150 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 30,72 kWh
  • Battery energy density: 140 Wh/kg
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Blade battery by BYD
  • Range: 301 km (NEDC), roughly 225 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 10,3 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly¬†13,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP

 

BYD Dolphin longer range version

  • Length: 4.070/4.125 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.780 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.405 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 70 kW and 180 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 150 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 44,928 kWh
  • Battery energy density: 140 Wh/kg
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Blade battery by BYD
  • Range: 405 km (NEDC), roughly 300 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 11 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly 14,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP

 

And now the recently homologated third version.

 

BYD Dolphin third version

  • Length: 4.150 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.825 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.450 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 65 kW (130 kW peak)
  • Max speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Blade battery by BYD

 

This new version is faster, heavier, longer and has larger wheels than the previous. However, range and battery capacity aren’t known yet. This can be either a sports variant or the global version to be sold worldwide.

Since the weight only increased by 45 kg, this is not the 500 km NEDC range version that I still expect to arrive later this year.

 

Anyway, the BYD Dolphin will have its first units delivered in China next month with a price range between 110.000 and 130.000 yuan (14.463 and 17.093 euros). As for foreign markets, in Australia first deliveries are scheduled only for early next year, then Europe is next.

I’m still curious about the fast charging rates…

 


More info:

https://www.miit.gov.cn/datainfo/dljdclscqyjcpgg/xcpgs347/art/2021/art_5d4f58fa1f8b4f2ea3cb4c2dbaaf1c67.html

https://carnewschina.com/2021/08/03/byd-dolphin-unveiled-on-a-game-show-in-china-and-you-can-have-it-in-pupu-pink/