Introducing the latest BYD e-platform 3.0 (update)

New BYD e-Platform 3.0
New BYD e-Platform 3.0

Nothing much to say here, this is currently the best EV platform.

 

Wang Chuanfu, the Chairman and President of BYD, said that the e-platform 3.0 is the vital factor for its transition toward intelligence from electrification in the change of NEVs and also the cradle for the next generation of EVs. BYDโ€™s integrated new energy solutions encompass energy acquisition, storage, and application. With the help of this comprehensive solution, BYD aims to build a zero-emission ecosystem within a closed-loop to address global warming through practical action.

Regarding safety, equipped with ultra-safe blade batteries while integrating the pack into the car body, the e-platform 3.0 builds up a special pure electric vehicle frame structure to increase the rigidity of the vehicle.

Concerning high efficiency, the new platform enables ranges exceeding 1,000 km through the worldโ€™s first 8-in-1 electric powertrain. In addition, the world’s first fast charging technology enables a range up to 150 km after a 5-minute charging.

The original designed direct cooling and heating system for batteries increases the thermal efficiency by up to 20% while reducing energy loss. Additionally, the heat pump system which can work at temperatures from -30โ„ƒ to 60โ„ƒ, has increased the range by up to 20% in winter, since the system leverages the residual heat from surroundings, the powertrain, passenger compartment and even the batteries.

Finally, the brand-new electric AWD system features 0-100 km/h acceleration improved to 2.9 s, resulting in energy consumption comparable to that of 2WD vehicles, while letting users enjoy the high performance of AWD EVs.

 

BYD Blade battery with thermal management

BYD Blade battery with thermal management

 

The strongest part of this platform is the super-safe and cheap battery made with long prismatic LFP (LiFePO4) cells – that are cobalt-free. The BYD Blade battery is already at 55 euros per kWh and with its TMS (Thermal Management System) works great even at low temperatures – as you can see in the chart above.

 

 

 

 

More info:

https://bydeurope.com/article/384

https://sci-hub.se/https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-020-00757-7

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. Iโ€™m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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yoyo
27 days ago

Something to Say!!
Legacy auto should be scared as BYD among others are beginning their plans for global expansion while US automakers are retreating from every market outside of North America where they can sell their Sherman Tank sized trucks and SUVs…
This in large part goes back to Obamas farce for fuel economy standards that have taken the 35 MPG cars off the roads and replaced them with 25 MPG SUVs due to them having totally separate safety and fuel economy standards (classified as trucks) that are based off of the vehicles square footage that it occupies on the ground…
Also funny that anonymous posters on the internet said this was going to happen 10 years or so ago when those rules were passed….

Would be nice if the US had real fuel economy standard rules more like the EU or China…

https://jalopnik.com/youre-not-wrong-american-trucks-and-suvs-have-gotten-1847370961

FreakOnALeash
26 days ago
Reply to  yoyo

Why should Legacy auto be scared? In the EU the Ora Good Cat will be priced starting at 30kโ‚ฌ and Wuling HongGuang is over 15k. I came to the idea from reading you guys that the chinese cheap EV would revolutionize the market…where is that cheap EV. Better save money, for those who can, to buy an electric Mรฉgane…at least these will have official service shops somewhere close to you.
Not criticizing the blog, I really enjoy reading it!

FreakOnALeash
26 days ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

I’ve been looking at the Dacia Spring with some disgust because of chinese EV specs and price (in China), but i’ve also been thinking that eventually a better version will come out with more hp and better battery. I just can’t get around the fact that the driver’s seat can’t be height regulated…what were they thinking!?

Frederico Matias
24 days ago
Reply to  FreakOnALeash

What were they thinking? humm…really only one thing: Make a SUV HEAVILY cost driven….all confort ammenities were left behind if there was a good cost reduction..

FreakOnALeash
24 days ago

I drive a 2013 sandero…the driver seat has height regulation. I still think it’s just BS from Dacia.

Frederico Matias
24 days ago
Reply to  FreakOnALeash

It is, but the spring is smaller than the Sandero..

This is one of the little stupid things to shave couple of Euros… like the Nissan Leaf that until 2020 did not have height adjustment steering wheel…or initial citroen DS4 which was supposed to be a premium car but that the rear window wouldn’t go up and down, but just tilt. Cost driven solutions are almost never the best for clients.

Ricardo
16 days ago
Reply to  FreakOnALeash

Been saying that for a while. Forget Chinese Golfs for 10000 EUR. First, if you are looking for good service and you should, I mean, it’s a car, not a toy, you will be paying the mechanic/salesperson/dealership owner/receptionist in Euros, not Yuan. Second, if China is growing, their wages are growing. No magic here. Unless you want to buy cars made by death row convicts…

Famlin
27 days ago

BYD Dolphin sold a decent 1.755 units in its 1st month (Partial month). Let see how it turns out in September (Full month).

Kimmi
27 days ago
Reply to  Famlin

60k for BYD in August

Famlin
27 days ago
Reply to  Kimmi

Thanks. I believe the sales of Dolphin started on Aug-18. So it was sold for 14 days and in that short period it racked up 1.755 units. Impressive.

https://newmobility.news/2021/08/18/byd-starts-sales-of-its-promising-dolphin-in-china/

Maximilian Holland
26 days ago

BYD is quietly innovating, whilst others are just making lots of noise.

yoyo
26 days ago

Yes BYD doesn’t shout look at me like another larger EV company…
BYD will also be smashing the price of BEVs in Australia far undercutting even the Chinese MGs…
Will be interesting to see how their sales go…

James
26 days ago

This is impressive engineering
But I don’t agree the blade battery creates a honeycomb structure (they’ve also oriented the honeycomb in the wrong dimension to be useful to body structural rigidity)

Famlin
24 days ago

Hybrid LFP / NCM battery from NIO. Its 75 kWh costs the same as outgoing 70 kWh (NCM). But ratio and cost are not known.
Another way, LFP is gaining.

https://insideevs.com/news/535096/nio-hybrid-cell-battery-ncmlfp/

Europe
23 days ago

Pedro, Audi released a lot of info about the PPE platform: https://www.audi.com/content/dam/gbp2/company/investor-relations/events-and-presentations/investor-presentations/2021/2021-07-07-UBS-PPE-deep-dive.pdf

๏ปฟI have tried to estimate the cell size but I can’t. It’s definitely not MEB cell dimensions. The batteries will be made by Northvolt.

Last edited 23 days ago by Europe
Famlin
22 days ago
Reply to  Europe

Thanks Europe: Great presentation.
Looking at page:18, it shows that they are moving from Pouch (J1), Prismatic & Pouch (MEB) to just Prismatic (PPE) which is what VAG chief mentioned 1 form factor.

Has a stack of 12 modules (3 x 4), a very common format or they can make 2 x 6, a better factor than 10 (2 x 5).

With 800 V, its much better than MEB with 400 V.
Go for it.

Famlin
22 days ago

seems china has capacity to make 27 million bev / year.
their miit approved 200 new models for sale.
when these vehicles hit the market, it will be like an avalanche.

Rok
22 days ago

How much range do LFP batteries lose in the winter? I am trying to get my head around this figure “20% range gain in winter due to the heat pump”.

Frederico Matias
20 days ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Basically, thermal management (heating and cooling) is the key factor to maintain the highest range, ideal working temperature and avoid degradation…. tell that to Nissan and the Leaf’s engineers ๐Ÿ™

Yes, i have a Leaf and know it’s limitations… luckilly we don’t have very low temperatures in Portugal and I don’t drie long legs (above 300/350kms a day) so also don’t have much of rapidgate…

Rok
19 days ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Thanks for that info. I did not realise it gets so bad at -20. Are there any vehicles out there actually still without proper TMS (besides Zoe and Leaf)? Chinese cars with LFP?

Bob
19 days ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Pedro, is there any indication that BYD is using the the integral nickel foil cell heating proposed by Yang et al. in that paper? Because that’d be huge news!

Gyro Gearloose
19 days ago
Reply to  Bob

BYD is using a heatpump. As a heatpump can heat and cool the battery pack depending on the conditions required and uses approximately 4 to 5 times less electrical energy to produce the same amount of heating/cooling energy it is the far better technology than embedding resistive heaters in the battery pack. And if the heatpump is dual-use and heating/cooling the car interior so much the better.

Famlin
21 days ago

286.514 plugins were sold in china in 2021-08 of which 226.195 are BEVs. this is a big jump over the previous record of 235.000+ in 2021-06.

wuling miniev sold 41.118 units. many vehicles hit their record sales.
according to a source china plugin manufacturing capacity is 27 million units. soon we will see an avalanche.