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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.




BYD Tang PHEV 2015 2016 2017 Battery Chemistry LiFePO4 Battery Capacity kWh 18.4 Battery Nominal rating kWh Voltage Modules Cells Energy Density Wh/kg Weight kg Battery Manufacturer Cooling Battery Warranty years Battery Warranty km Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 50.0 Battery Electric Range - NEDC km 80 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi Battery Electric Range - EPA km Electric Top Speed - mph Electric Top Speed - km/h Acceleration 0 - 37.2mph sec Onboard Charger LV 1 Charge LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) LV 2 Charge LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) LV 3 CCS/Combo kW LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) Charge Connector MPGe Combined - miles MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Electric Motor - Front Yes Max Power - hp 150 Max Power - kW 110 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor - Rear Yes Max Power - hp 150 Max Power - kW 110 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor Output kW Electric Motor Output hp Transmission Drivetrain Energy Consumption kWh/100miles Utility Factor MSRP (before incentives & destination) ¥279,800.00 Combustion -2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Direct Injection Petrol Extended Range - mile Extended Range - km Max Power - hp 205 Max Power - kW 151 Max Torque - lb.ft Max Torque - N.m 250 Top speed - mph 112.0 Top speed - km/h 180 Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec 4.9 MPGe Combined - miles MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Transmission 6 Speed AT Fuel Consumption l/100km 2.0 Emission Rating Emissions CO2/mi grams Emissions CO2/km grams Total System Max Power - hp 505 Max Power - kW 371 Max Torque - lb.ft 531 Max Torque - N.m 720 Fuel Consumption l/100km MPGe Combined - miles 147 Vehicle Doors Dimensions Fuel tank (l) GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) 2220 Wheelbase (mm) 2720 Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 4815 Width (mm) 1855 Height (mm) 1720 Other



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 LeafTesla 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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