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Europe-bound BYD Han EV welcomes a standard-range variant

The BYD Han EV that went on sale in China in July 2020 is now available in a new standard-range configuration in the local market. BYD offers the Han EV in a new base configuration that retails at CNY 226,000. With the subsidy included, the price reduces to CNY 209,900. The company could begin deliveries in September, as per a report from lanjinger.com.

Features & Range

The features of thestandard-range Luxury configuration are the same as theextended-range Luxury configuration. However, it has lower technical specifications for an economical price. Instead of the 76.9 kWh LFP battery pack, it has a 64.8 kWh LFP battery pack.

While the bigger battery pack offers a range of 605 km (NEDC) in the Luxury grade, the smaller battery pack provides a range of 506 km (NEDC) in the same grade. It is also a ‘Blade’ LFP battery pack only, but with lesser energy content. Another difference in the standard-range Luxury and extended-range Luxury configurations is that the former supports fast-charging at up to 80 kW instead of 100 kW like the latter.

The new base BYD Han EV has one motor, located at the front and generating 163 kW and 330 Nm of torque. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time is the same – 7.9 seconds. Take a look at the differences between the new and old base configurations in the table below for more clarity:

Aspect Han EV standard-range Luxury Han EV extended-range Luxury
Pre-subsidy Price CNY 226,000 (EUR 29,772) CNY 246,000 (EUR 32,406)
Post-subsidy Price CNY 209,800 (EUR 27,638) CNY 229,800 (EUR 30,272)
Battery Pack Type ‘Blade’ LFP ‘Blade’ LFP
Battery Pack Energy Content 64.8 kWh 76.9 kWh
Maximum Fast-charging Rate (DC) 80 kW 100 kW
30-80% SoC Fast-charging Time (DC) 25 minutes 25 minutes
Motor Type PMSM PMSM
Motor & Location Single, front Single, front
Motor Power 163 kW (222 PS/218 bhp) 163 kW (222 PS/218 bhp)
Motor Torque 330 Nm 330 Nm
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Acceleration Time 7.9 seconds 7.9 seconds
Range (NEDC) 506 km (314 miles) 605 km (376 miles)

The BYD Han EV is available in extended-range Premium and extended-range Performance configurations as well. The former is a single-motor RWD configuration with a 605 km range, while the latter is a dual-motor AWD configuration with a 550 km range.

BYD Han in Europe

BYD says that it sold more than 100,000 units of the Han, which it offers in a plug-hybrid variant (DM) as well, between July 2020 and July 2021. The company showcased the Han EV in Europe last year, but it is yet to launch the vehicle.

BYD’s next action in Europe will be starting customer deliveries of the BYD Tang EV. The company imported the first batch of the electric SUV to Norway at the end of July 2021, and it is likely to begin sales in a few days.

BYD Han EV FAQs

When will BYD launch the Han EV in Europe?

BYD could launch the Han EV in Europe at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. It has confirmed the car for the region.

What is the BYD Han EV price?

The BYD Han EV’s prices in China start at CNY 209,800 (EUR 27,638).

What are the BYD Han EV rivals?

The BYD Han EV rivals the Tesla Model 3 and the Xpeng P5.

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