BYD TANG PHEV
The BYD Tang PHEV is a 4WD Compact SUV and is based on the BYD S7 SUV. The vehicle’s drivetrain is the new DM II from BYD. DM stand for Dual Mode. The BYD Tang’s commercial release first introduced at the Beijing Auto Show in 2014, was scheduled for January 2015. The BYD Tang is assembled at the Xi’an plant in Shaanxi China. The Tang is named after the Tang Dynasty is and at a total output of 505hp and 720N.m torque it’s the most powerful PHEV in the world. The Ultimate Edition has 411kW System Output and 870N.m Peak Torque due to 300N.m torque on the rear motor, resulting in an acceleration of 0 -62mph in 4.5 seconds. The Ultimate addition comes at a price though of C¥518,800 before incentives, nearly double that of the base model.
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2016 Week 41 - Bumper Year for Chinese EV Sales
1. With the 2016 calendar year quickly coming to and end, it seems from various analysis and reports released this week that it would be a bumper year for electric vehicles. CNBC reported that sales of electric vehicles in Europe would top 500,000 units on the road by the end of the year. Citing a report from non-governmental organization Transport & Environment (T&E) Europe, the second largest market for electric vehicles after China will see an addition of well over 200,000 EV’s sold for the year, a significant improvement on the 145,000 sold in 2015. The Guardian reported that the international electric vehicle stock would be more than 2.1M units by the end if 2016, with the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S and BYD’s Tang and Qin being the most popular. Although the EV stock is still only around 1% of total vehicles on the road, it’s now growing 10X faster than traditional combustion vehicles despite low oil prices.
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