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Everything we know about the BYD e-platform 3.0

At Auto Shanghai 2021, BYD introduced its new electric vehicle platform called ‘e-platform 3.0.’ The first fruition of the BYD e-platform 3.0 is the BYD Dolphin (pictured), which goes on sale in China in the coming weeks and then in Australia in H1 2022. A raft of models is expected to be generated from this platform for all passenger vehicle segments.

Open source

The BYD e-platform 3.0 integrates and standardizes components and has a newly developed body structure. BYD packages a digital and electric architecture and an improved BYD vehicle OS also in this platform. Like Geely’s SEA, BYD’s e-platform 3.0 is an open-source platform.

Dedicated EV platform

The BYD e-platform 3.0 is a dedicated EV platform, which means that designers have more freedom and can create models with extreme proportions. With the axles offset far apart, it’s possible to keep the overhangs short for a sporty design and stretch the wheelbase for a more spacious cabin. Sitting low and featuring very aerodynamic designs, EVs based on this platform can have a drag coefficient as low as 0.21 Cd.

Uses the Blade Battery pack

BYD has equipped the e-platform 3.0 with a new heat pump technology as standard and an upgraded 8-in-1 module for the drive system, enabling an overall efficiency of over 89%. The company’s “ultra-safe” BYD Blade battery pack that has successfully cleared nail penetration, extreme temperature, overcharging, and many other tests and comprises LFP cells is standard in this platform. The Blade battery pack is a part of the vehicle’s structure, which doubles the body’s torsional stiffness.

BYD e-platform 3.0
The BYD e-platform 3.0 is ready for autonomous driving tech. Image Source: BYD

Unlike most (or all other) EVs with battery packs consisting of LFP cells, EVs with Blade battery packs can have a high system voltage of 800 volts. This means that it’s possible to offer rapid charging on BYD e-platform 3.0 EVs. BYD claims that using 800-volt technology in this platform allows achieving a range of 90 miles with just five minutes of rapid or ultra-fast charging. The high system voltage reduces power consumption by 10% per 100 km and increases the cursing range by 10% in winter.

BYD will likely release more details of the e-platform 3.0 when it launches the Dolphin in China in the coming weeks.

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