New Qin goes for 349,5 km
BYD in China has announced two new all-electric sedans to boost its line-up of EVs: the QIN EV300 and the e5.
In Europe and the U.S., BYD is best known for having Warren Buffett as one of its shareholders and selling electric buses around the world. In China, BYD is, however, known for its allelectric Corolla-sized taxis.
These taxis have in the last five years proven and improved BYD’s technology by doing millions of kilometres in China’s harshest traffic, allowing BYD’s engineers to sort out all the issues electric cars face today.
The Qin EV300 is equipped with BYD’s high-efficiency, highspeed permanent magnet synchronous motor, with a maximum power of 160 kW and maximum torque of 310 Nm, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 7,9 seconds, and features re-generative braking system.
BYD said its models give electric car owners what they value most, with a long range from the battery foremost.
BYD said the new electric system gets “at least” 300 km on a charge, but cites one test customer who took the Qin EV300 for a spin and drove for 349,5 km.