(Almost) everything about the launch of BYD in Austria – News – ELECTRIC WOW

(Almost) everything about the launch of BYD in Austria – News – ELECTRIC WOW


As already reported, CCI Car Austria GmbH, which is owned by Denzel, will take over the import of the new BYD car brand in Austria. The team is being formed, the Austrian Managing Director Danijel Dzihic, who has experience in the Austrian market, will start on November 2. Of course, a lot of preparatory work has already been done beforehand – for example looking for dealers. According to Dzihic, around 50 applications have already been received from Austrian car dealers, from various product categories and from all federal states. But the credo is clear: Quality over quantity. So you choose your partners carefully, you only want to rely on those who want to “step on the gas”.

In any case, the three cars on offer at the start certainly arouse curiosity. On the one hand there is the BYD Tang, a 4455 mm long SUV with front wheel drive, 150 kW and 310 NM, a 60 kWh battery and a range of 420 km according to WLTP. It can be charged up to 88 kW DC and 11 kW AC and offers a trunk volume of 440 to 1338 liters.

The second SUV in the starting list of the Chinese goes by the name of Tang, it is 4870 mm long and, above all, it goes one step further in terms of performance. Not only for seven seats and a trunk volume of 235 to 1655 liters, it comes mainly with a wheel drive with a tight 380 kW and 680 NM, which on paper allows it to run up to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds. A system with perforated Brembo discs provides significant stopping power. There you are. Damper only: According to WLTP, the car has a range of only 400 km. A little bit, for the battery 86.4 kWh.

BYD’s top model, the Han, can do this better. With one kWh under the “tank” (i.e. with a capacity of 85.4 kWh), it reaches a distance of 521 km according to WLTP, and even a speed of 380 kW, 700 NM and a 0-100 time of 3.8 seconds; of course with all-wheel drive. It has a length of 4995 mm, offers space for five and 410 liters of luggage space.

The seal will be added as the fourth car to the group in 2023. Also a sedan, a car with its 800-volt technology and a range of up to 700 kilometers should be the ultimate rival of the Tesla Model 3. As with all three models mentioned above, the battery of The blade used should also contribute to this. It is based on the chemistry of metal phosphorus, so no nickel or cobalt is used – a resource-saving technology that, according to BYD’s promise, also enables a longer service life than other manufacturers. Batteries – like semiconductors and all other important components – are produced by BYD itself and even supplied to well-known competitors (eg to Tesla). It is very interesting in Austria: the “Blade battery” is also not resistant to cold, as a winter test in Norway proved. The BYD Tang lost only 11 percent of its range compared to the WLTP value and was the winner in this test, in which about 30 models participated.

Another advantage of the blade design: It is integrated into the body and is therefore particularly safe, as the current EuroNCAP crash test has shown, where the BYD Atto 3 received all five stars.

What is missing from the important information of the market launch, which should take place in 2022, is the price. However, we expect that these will be announced in early November.