BYD Han – The First Car To Use Blade Battery & 5G Connectivity

In Electric Mobility, News, Products, Technology

BYD is making waves in the world of electric cars with Han. It recently announced that its new lithium-iron-phosphate Blade Battery, that it claims is fire and explosion resistant while taking up far less space than a conventional lithium-ion battery pack, will appear first in Han and that it will be available shortly in European markets too.

BYD says the Han — named in honor of the Han Dynasty that ruled China from 206 BC to 220 AD — combines “the automotive industry’s most advanced EV technologies with exceptional performance, refinement and supreme luxury.”

Acceleration to 100 km/h is said to happen in just 3.9 seconds and maximum range is given as 605 km NEDC. The powertrain features a silicon-carbide motor control system.

It will be the first production EV to feature Bosch’s Intelligent Integrated Brake System, which is said to improve braking precision, range, and comfort.

Technology is the prime focus of the new car, which will offer 5G connectivity to enable DiPilot — a system of driver-assist technologies capable of self-learning and self-evolution.

The primary feature of the interior is a large touchscreen display that the driver can configure either horizontally or vertically.

Han will come with two available batteries, a 65 kWh unit good for 506 km of range will power cars with a single 163 kW electric motor driving the front wheels.

A 77 kWh unit gives owners a choice of either single or dual motors. The front-wheel-drive configuration has the longest range — 605 km.

The all-wheel-drive version adds a 200 kW electric motor for the rear wheels and has a range of 550 km.

Reference- InsideEvs, Autocar, BYD PR, Clean Technica

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