New Qin goes for 349,5 km

The Witness - Wheels - - ELECTRIC - — WR.

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.

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