BYD Plans Electric Supercar More Powerful PlugIn Hybrid

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BYD Plans Electric Supercar, Powerful Plug-In Hybrid

BYD Qin hybrid sedan, unveiled at International Automotive Exhibition, 2012

BYD Auto hasn’t in the news much lately, but the privately-owned Chinese carmaker backed away from its plans.

According to China Car . BYD will launch a new plug-in model next year, to be the Tang, to be followed by an electric

Both vehicles will use lithium-iron-phosphate battery cells.

Qin last year

BYD has already a concept for its next plug-in model—to be called the Qin —and model is expected to enter between October and December year.

The Qin uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 110-kilowatt electric motor, for a total of 300 hp (223 kW) and 325 pound-feet (440 of torque.

That car’s 10-kilowatt-hour battery pack provides a (50-km) all-electric range.

battery electric crossover: BYD e6 drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

The new system to be called Tang replace the Qin’s 1.5-liter with a more powerful turbo four.

The result be a predicted acceleration of 0 to 62 mph in just 4.9 for vehicles fitted with the hybrid powertrain.

S7 crossover, E9 supercar?

China Car Times that the new and more powerful system may be installed first in the S7 sport-utility vehicle, and will sometime next year.


Then there are plans for a vehicle to be known as the E9.

While BYD has extremely tight-lipped about the E9, officials told reporters it be an all-electric supercar with a goal of 0 to 62 mph in only 3.9 seconds.

The Tesla Roadster Sport, now out of achieved the same goal in 3.7

Unusual PR event

According to Ash Sutcliffe, the information about future product plans in a venue very different the common Chinese practice of scripted public-relations events.

BYD e6 taxi in service in Shenzhen,

Basically, it was a rolled-up sleeves where journalists were future tech in a relaxed Sutcliffe told .

More remarkable, the assembled were allowed to ask any questions wanted.

With a 10-percent owned by fabled investor Buffet. BYD attracted a lot of attention plans to sell its E6 all-electric in the U.S.

More recently the has focused on electric buses, will go into service in the cities of Long Beach and Los .

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