2022 BYD Han EV gets more range & improved looks [Update]

Update: ‘2022 BYD Han EV emerges in China’ section updated with specs and release date.

The BYD Han EV that went on sale in China in July 2020 was launched in the standard-range configuration in the local market last year. Since 2021, BYD offers the Han EV in a new base configuration that retails at CNY 221,140 (EUR 30,878). With the subsidy included, the price reduces to CNY 209,800 (EUR 29,294).

Features & Range

The features of the standard-range Luxury configuration are the same as the extended-range Luxury configuration. However, it has lower technical specifications for an economical price. Instead of the 76.9 kWh LFP battery pack, it has a 64.8 kWh LFP battery pack.

While the bigger battery pack offers a range of 605 km (NEDC) in the Luxury grade, the smaller battery pack provides a range of 506 km (NEDC) in the same grade. The ‘Blade’ LFP battery pack comes with less energy content. Another difference in the standard-range Luxury and extended-range Luxury configurations is that the former supports fast-charging at up to 80 kW instead of 100 kW like the latter.

The new base BYD Han EV has one motor located at the front and generating 163 kW and 330 Nm of torque. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time is the same – 7.9 seconds. Take a look at the differences between the new and old base configurations in the table below for more clarity:

AspectHan EV standard-range LuxuryHan EV extended-range Luxury
Pre-subsidy PriceCNY 221,140 (EUR 30,878)CNY 246,000 (EUR 34,348)
Post-subsidy PriceCNY 209,800 (EUR 29,294)CNY 229,800 (EUR 32,086)
Battery Pack Type‘Blade’ LFP‘Blade’ LFP
Battery Pack Energy Content64.8 kWh76.9 kWh
Maximum Fast-charging Rate (DC)80 kW100 kW
30-80% SoC Fast-charging Time (DC)25 minutes25 minutes
Motor TypePMSMPMSM
Motor & LocationSingle, frontSingle, front
Motor Power163 kW (222 PS/218 bhp)163 kW (222 PS/218 bhp)
Motor Torque330 Nm330 Nm
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Acceleration Time7.9 seconds7.9 seconds
Range (NEDC)506 km (314 miles)605 km (376 miles)

The BYD Han EV is also available in extended-range Premium and extended-range Performance configurations. The former is a single-motor RWD configuration with a 605 km range, while the latter is a dual-motor AWD configuration with a 550 km range.

BYD Han with 5G

BYD unveiled their latest in-car operating system called the DiLink 4.0 during the 2021 Chengdu Auto Show on 29 August 2021. The system comes with 5G technology and allows for better connectivity and a round of upgrades to everything that relies on the internet within the car.

According to a report on cnevpost.com, the new operating system is 4G/5G dual-mode communication with a MIMO 4X4 antenna scheme. According to the company, this brings better stability and better internet speeds of 1 Gbps downloads and 100 Mbps uploads.

According to the report, the DiLink system now features a cleaner interface design that switches between dark and light modes depending on sunrise and sunset times in the region. It also gets better positioning accuracy thanks to dual-frequency positioning and navigation technology, and voice recognition is now 50 per cent faster with better child voice recognition.

The DiLink 4.0 upgrade package costs CNY 18,000 and includes the 5G support and a new audio system from Dynaudio HiFi.

BYD Han production

BYD Han 150,000 production milestone
BYD produced 150,000 units of the Han in just 17 months. The company offers plug-in hybrid (DM) and electric (EV) versions. Image Source: BYD/AutoHome

The Han brand is quickly rising to popularity in China. BYD has produced 150,000 units of the Han family in less than one and a half years, autohome.com.cn reported on 24 December 2021. Sales had increased consecutively for seven months then, and in the preceding four months, they had exceeded 10,000 units every month. The milestone unit was a blue Han EV.

BYD Han in Europe

BYD’s latest action in Europe is creating a successful product with the BYD Tang EV. The company launched the SUV in Norway in August 2021, and intended to close 2021 with sales of 1,500 Tang EVs, but ended up delivering 1,000+ units. The company showcased the Han EV in Europe in 2020, but it is yet to launch the vehicle.

2022 BYD Han EV emerges in China

The BYD Han EV is receiving a facelift, patent images (view on autohome.com.cn) revealed in early January 2022. Soon after, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released real-life pictures of the 2022 BYD Han EV which show the exterior changes in detail.

At the front, the 2022 Han EV features a curvier bumper featuring C-shaped gloss black trim on the outer ends and a taller lower air intake. New alloy wheels and shaded (red or green) brake callipers highlight its side profile. The rear-end is noticeably different, thanks to a slimmer full-width tail lamp with inverted outer ends. The outer ends of the bumper are also new, featuring body-coloured panels instead of black panels with horizontal stripes. C-shaped gloss black trim on both sides repeat the styling of the front-end.

2022 BYD Han EV Specifications

As for specifications, the 2022 BYD Han EV sports a more powerful front motor, and the rear motor, included in the 4WD configuration, produces the same output as in the current model.

According to a report from k.sina.com.cn, the 2022 Han EV will be available in the brand’s home market in three configurations initially. The base configuration will pack a 120 kW/280 Nm front motor and the mid-level configuration will pack a 180 kW/350 Nm front motor. The top-level configuration will sport the 180 kW/350 Nm front motor and the 200 kW/350 Nm rear motor that together deliver 380 kW and 700 Nm.

The 2022 BYD Han EV will be available with a bigger, 85.44 kWh battery pack. Thanks to the higher energy content, the new model will travel up to 715 km on a full charge, a significant improvement over the current model’s 605 km maximum range (CLTC). More details are in the specifications table below:

2022 BYD Han EV SpecificationBaseMidTop
LengthTBA4,995 mm4,995 mm
WidthTBA1,910 mm1,910 mm
HeightTBA1,495 mm1,495 mm
WheelbaseTBA2,920 mm2,920 mm
Front TrackTBA1,640 mm1,640 mm
Rear TrackTBA1,640 mm1,640 mm
Front OverhangTBA975 mm975 mm
Rear OverhangTBA1,100 mm1,100 mm
Approach AngleTBA13°13°
Departure AngleTBA14°14°
Tyre SizeTBA245/50 R18 or 245/45 R19245/50 R18 or 245/45 R19
Kerb WeightTBA2,100 kg2,250 kg
Gross WeightTBA2,475 kg2,625 kg
Drivetrain LayoutFWDAWDAWD
Motor Power120 kW (163 PS)180 kW (245 PS)380 kW (517 PS)
Motor Torque280 Nm350 Nm700 Nm
Top SpeedTBA185 km/h (115 mph)185 km/h (115 mph)
Battery Pack TypeBlade LFPBlade LFPBlade LFP
Battery Pack CapacityTBA85.44 kWh85.44 kWh Blade LFP
Range (CLTC)506 km715 km610 km
2022 BYD Han EV specifications with inputs from MIIT declaration

2022 BYD Han EV release date

BYD could launch the new Han EV in Europe towards the end of this year. In China, the launch is probably imminent, as the local media is saying that pre-sales will begin shortly.

BYD Han EV FAQs

When will BYD launch the Han EV in Europe?

BYD could launch the Han EV in Europe by the end of this year. It has confirmed the car for the region, without a timeline.

What is the BYD Han EV price?

The BYD Han EV’s prices in China start at CNY 209,800 (EUR 29,294).

What are the BYD Han EV rivals?

The BYD Han EV rivals the Tesla Model 3 and the Xpeng P5.

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