BYD launches 3 electric cars in Japan

BYD Seal, BYD Atto 3 and BYD Dolphin were showcased at the conference
BYD Seal, BYD Atto 3 and BYD Dolphin were showcased at the conference

The BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus) will be the first model to arrive in Japan, followed by the Dolphin and the Seal.

 

Tokyo, Japan – On July 21, BYD JAPAN Inc., a branch of BYD Company Limited in Japan, held a brand conference in Tokyo, marking BYD’s official entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan. Three BYD models debuted at the conference – BYD ATTO 3, BYD DOLPHIN, and BYD SEAL.

BYD ATTO 3 is slated to become the first BYD passenger vehicle sold in Japan, with sales expected to begin in January 2023. BYD DOLPHIN and BYD SEAL are expected to follow soon after, hitting the market in the middle and second half of 2023, respectively. These three EVs bring more choices and further enhance the local electric passenger vehicle market.

Wang Chuanfu, Chairman and President of BYD, said: “As one of the first enterprises to develop electric vehicles in the world, BYD has accumulated 27 years of expertise and experience in the field of new energy vehicles, and has mastered the advanced technologies spanning batteries, electric motors, electronic control systems and automotive-grade chips. Today, with the support and expectation of consumers, BYD officially hits the new energy passenger vehicle market in Japan. Through the joint efforts of BYD and the local NEV market, we are dedicated to leading the way in e-mobility for a better life.”

Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia-Pacific Auto Sales Division, stated: “Starting from today, BYD, along with Japanese dealers and partners, will gradually establish a complete sales and service system to bring a low-carbon lifestyle and a better customer experience for the local people.”

 

The three electric car models launched by BYD in Japan are all built on the new e-platform 3.0.

 

BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus)

2022 BYD Atto 3

2022 BYD Atto 3

 

BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus) 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
  • Range: 430 km (CLTC), 400 km (NEDC) and 320 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 12,2 kWh/100 km (CLTC)
  • MIIT code: BYD7003BEVA

 

BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus) 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
  • Range: 510 km (CLTC), 480 km (NEDC) and 420 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 12,5 kWh/100 km (CLTC)
  • MIIT code: BYD7003BEVA1

 

BYD Dolphin

BYD Dolphin is now available to pre-order

BYD Dolphin is now available to pre-order

 

BYD Dolphin Vigorous version

  • Length: 4.070 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Tire specifications: 195/60 R16
  • 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 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
  • On-board charger: 7 kW
  • Fast charging: 40 kW (from 30 to 80 % in 30 minutes)
  • Starting price in China (after subsidy): 96.800 yuan (12.684 euros)

 

BYD Dolphin Free edition

  • Length: 4.125 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Tire specifications: 195/60 R16
  • 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
  • Range: 405 km (NEDC), roughly 300 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 11 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly 14,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 7 kW
  • Fast charging: 60 kW (from 30 to 80 % in 30 minutes)
  • Starting price in China (after subsidy): 106.800 yuan (13.994 euros)

 

BYD Dolphin Fashion edition

  • Length: 4.125 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Tire specifications: 195/60 R16
  • 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
  • Range: 405 km (NEDC), roughly 300 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 11 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly 14,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 7 kW
  • Fast charging: 60 kW (from 30 to 80 % in 30 minutes)
  • Starting price in China (after subsidy): 111.800 yuan (14.649 euros)

 

BYD Dolphin Knight edition

  • Length: 4.150 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
  • Width: 1.770 mm
  • Height: 1.570 mm
  • Tire specifications: 205/50 R17
  • Gross vehicle weight: 1.825 kg (with passengers and cargo)
  • Curb weight: 1.450 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Motor: 130 kW and 290 N.m of torque
  • Max speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 44,928 kWh
  • Range: 401 km (NEDC), roughly 300 km in WLTP
  • Consumption: 11 kWh/100 km (NEDC), roughly 14,7 kWh/100 km in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 7 kW
  • Fast charging: 60 kW (from 30 to 80 % in 30 minutes)
  • Starting price in China (after subsidy): 124.800 yuan (16.352 euros)

 

BYD Seal

BYD Seal

BYD Seal

 

BYD Seal standard range version

  • Length: 4.800 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.920 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.460 mm
  • Weight: 1.885 kg
  • Motor: 150 kW and 310 Nm
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 7,5 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 61,44 kWh
  • Battery configuration: 192s1p (my estimation is 192 cells of 100 Ah all connected in series)
  • Battery weight: 437 kg
  • Battery energy density: 140,6 Wh/kg
  • Drag coefficient: 0,219 Cd
  • Range: 550 km in CLTC (probably around 430 km in WLTP)
  • Fast charging: 30 minutes from 30 to 80 % at 110 kW
  • MIIT code: BYD7006BEVA
  • Starting price in China: 212.800 yuan (31.482 euros)

 

BYD Seal long range version

  • Length: 4.800 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.920 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.460 mm
  • Weight: 2.015 kg
  • Motor: 230 kW and 360 Nm
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 5,9 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 82,56 kWh
  • Battery configuration: 192s1p (my estimation is 192 cells of 135 Ah all connected in series)
  • Battery weight: 558 kg
  • Battery energy density: 148 Wh/kg
  • Drag coefficient: 0,219 Cd
  • Range: 700 km in CLTC (probably around 550 km in WLTP)
  • Fast charging: 30 minutes from 30 to 80 % at 150 kW
  • MIIT code: BYD7006BEVA2
  • Starting price in China: 262.800 yuan (38.852 euros)

 

BYD Seal performance AWD version

  • Length: 4.800 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.920 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Height: 1.460 mm
  • Weight: 2.150 kg
  • Motor: 390 kW and 670 Nm
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 3,8 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 82,56 kWh
  • Battery configuration: 192s1p (my estimation is 192 cells of 135 Ah all connected in series)
  • Battery weight: 560 kg
  • Battery energy density: 147,4 Wh/kg
  • Drag coefficient: 0,219 Cd
  • Range: 650 km in CLTC (probably around 500 km in WLTP)
  • Fast charging: 30 minutes from 30 to 80 % at 150 kW
  • MIIT code: BYD7006BEVA1
  • Starting price in China: 289.800 yuan (42.874 euros)

 

 

BYD has chosen wisely the three electric car models to make global. A great SUV (Atto 3), a nice hatchback (Dolphin) and an amazing sedan (Seal). What’s your favorite?

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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