BYD will soon start production in a new factory

2022 BYD Atto 3
2022 BYD Atto 3

BYD’s fifth car factory in China is expected to start production on April 15 at Fuzhou city, Jiangxi province, with a planned annual production capacity of 200.000 vehicles.

 

This is especially good news since the Chinese automaker recently announced that is now producing BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) only.

 

Let’s see all the production bases of BYD (already operating and under construction).

 

  1. Shenzhen (already operating)
  2. Xi’an (already operating)
  3. Changsha (already operating)
  4. Changzhou (already operating)
  5. Fuzhou (imminent start of operation)
  6. Hefei (under construction)
  7. Zhengzhou (under construction)
  8. Jinan (under construction)
  9. Xiangyang (under construction)

 

As for global sales goals, if supply chain conditions improve, BYD expects to sell at least 2 million vehicles in 2022, which represents a solid increase from the previous year – when 320.810 BEVs and 272.935 PHEVs were sold.

 

Right now BYD can’t produce enough electric cars to meet demand and there are already more than 400.000 customers on waiting list, which keeps on increasing day by day.

 

Let’s see the whole range of popular BYD BEVs.

  • Dolphin
  • Yuan Plus EV
  • Song Plus EV
  • Qin Plus EV
  • Tang EV
  • Han EV
  • Seal (coming soon)

 

The BYD Yuan Plus is about to get its global version called Atto 3 released and is seen as BYD’s first real effort to become popular abroad.

 

BYD Atto 3 standard version

  • Length: 4.455 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.720 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.615 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.990 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.615 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 150 kW and 310 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 50,12 kWh
  • Battery weight: 358 kg
  • Battery energy density: 140 Wh/kg
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Blade battery by BYD
  • Fast charging: 70 kW (peak)
  • Range: 320 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 157 Wh/km in WLTP

 

BYD Atto 3 long range version

  • Length: 4.455 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.720 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.615 mm
  • Gross vehicle weight: 2.065 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.690 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 150 kW and 310 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 60,48 kWh
  • Battery weight: 402 kg
  • Battery energy density: 150 Wh/kg
  • Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Blade battery by BYD
  • Fast charging: 80 kW (peak)
  • Range: 420 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 144 Wh/km in WLTP

 

In Australia the BYD Atto 3 already has prices, 44.381 AUD (30.442 euros) for the 50 kWh version and 47.381 AUD (32.500 euros) for the 60 kWh version. Considering that in Australia, electric cars are even more overpriced than in Europe or North-America, doesn’t seem bad.

 

 

 

More info:

https://cnevpost.com/2022/04/08/byds-fifth-car-plant-in-china-reportedly-to-start-production-on-april-15/

https://www.whichcar.com.au/reviews/2022-byd-atto-3-review-first-australian-drive

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’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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