BYD launches flagship Han electric sedan

BYD claims that the Han EV’s extended-range version’s 605-kilometer cruising range also gives it the world’s highest energy recovery rating.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 14 Jul 2020 Views icon10806 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Chinese electric vehicle major, BYD launched its Han EV series, the brand’s flagship offering for the global mid-to-large luxury sedan market, including three pure electric models and one hybrid model.

The Han EV go on sale in China first. Its extended-range version will sell at 229,800 RMB (Rs24.28 lakh), the extended-range variant of the premium model will be priced at 255,800 RMB (Rs 23.86 lakh), and the 4WD high-performance version will sell at 279,500 RMB (Rs 29.54 lakh). Besides, the PHEV version, Han DM, will sell at 219,800 yuan (Rs 23.23 lakh).

BYD claims that the Han EV is the world's first mass-produced model that uses its ultra-safe Blade Battery, and sets new standards for EVs worldwide in terms of safety, performance and luxury.

The Han EV’s long-range pure electric version is said to offer a single-charge range of 605 kilometers (376 miles) based on the NEDC test cycle. The four-wheel-drive high-performance version possesses an acceleration of zero to 100kph in 3.9 seconds, making it China’s fastest EV in production, while the DM (Dual Mode) plug-in hybrid model offers zero to 100kph in 4.7 seconds, making it the country’s fastest hybrid sedan.

Wang Chuanfu, president, BYD said, “The Han has taken ten years from the concept stage to formal mass production. Through our leading technologies, we have created three benchmarks for flagship EVs in terms of safety, performance, and luxury.”

BYD Han EV is the world's first mass-produced model that uses its ultra-safe Blade Battery.

The Han’s DM is powered by a ‘seven-dimensional quad-layer’ safety matrix, which the company claims offers the world's safest battery safety system with its ability to remain stable at high temperatures. The Han’s roof uses advanced laser brazing technology, while its 1500HS thermoformed steel is the most ever used for any comparable Chinese automobile. Other notable safety features include 11-airbags standard and six cameras and air purification filters among others.

In terms of performance, the Han series comes with the world-first MOSFET motor control module, which fuels the car’s record-breaking 3.9 second 0-100kph acceleration. In terms of braking power, the vehicle requires only 32.8 meters from 100kph to a standstill. BYD claims that the Han EV’s extended-range version’s 605-kilometer cruising range also gives it the world’s highest energy recovery rating, while a double silver-coated windshield and other energy-saving measures meet the real needs of users over its lifetime. The Han DM hybrid model comes with 81km of pure-electric cruising range and over 800km of integrated range, along with five different power modes.

The electric sedan gets smart features like the NFC mobile phone key function, allowing users to easily unlock the vehicle even if their phone is out of power or has no signal. In addition, Han comes with the latest version of BYD’s DiPilot intelligent driving assistance system, including a wide array of safety features like an adaptive stop-and-go cruise-control system (ACC-S&G), a forward-collision warning system (FCW), a pedestrian identification and protection system, a lane departure warning system (LDWS), traffic sign identification, and much more. The Han can be upgraded with even higher-level functions including BYD’s ICC Intelligent Navigation System, the ICA Integrated Adaptive Cruise System, and the TJA Traffic Congestion Assistance System. In addition, the extended-range premium and 4WD high-performance models provide blind spot monitoring, lane-change assistance, rear collision early warning and other leading functions, which can be upgraded to a comprehensive automatic parking function.

DiPilot also comes with the DiTrainer mode, which selectively turns on assisted driving based on factors such as driving behavior, road conditions, weather, and even driving age. The DiLink 3.0 Smart Network system comes with smart voice upgrades and a DiUI upgrade, with a 15.6-inch ultra HD 8-core adaptive rotary suspension pad, bringing the even smarter luxury sedan.

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