BYD Han EV To Have 600 Km Range, Thanks To New Battery Tech

In Electric Mobility, Clean Facts, News, Products, Technology

Chinese automaker BYD has developed new battery technology for its upcoming electric car BYD Han. The company calls it the Blade Battery Super Launching technology.

These will be lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries integrated with new Cell-to-Pack (CTP) technology. As per the claims, this technology will provide an energy density of 160 Wh/kg, which is similar to the energy density of Model 3.

Additionally, CTP will further boost energy density by around 50%. Furthermore, with this in-house developed Blade Battery technology, the upcoming EV BYD Han will have a range of around 373 miles (600 km).

However, the said range will be based on the NEDC cycle, which when converted to EPA will be equivalent to 265 miles (426 km).

The latest BYD Han will have both, a Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) powertrain option available. It will have two battery options a 65 kWh and a 77 kWh battery pack.

Talking about the price, the company has not given any hint on the prices. However, the electric car was scheduled to launch in June 2020 but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the launch event got delayed.

It looks like Chinese automakers are all set to provide potential alternatives for Tesla’s best-selling electric cars like the Model 3 and Model Y.

Reference- InsideEVs, Clean Technica, Fossbytes, BYD website, Autocar India

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