Update: ‘2022 BYD Han EV emerges in China’ section added.
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. With the subsidy included, the price reduces to CNY 209,800.
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:
|Aspect||Han EV standard-range Luxury||Han EV extended-range Luxury|
|Pre-subsidy Price||CNY 221,140 (EUR 30,378)||CNY 246,000 (EUR 33,793)|
|Post-subsidy Price||CNY 209,800 (EUR 28,820)||CNY 229,800 (EUR 31,568)|
|Battery Pack Type||‘Blade’ LFP||‘Blade’ LFP|
|Battery Pack Energy Content||64.8 kWh||76.9 kWh|
|Maximum Fast-charging Rate (DC)||80 kW||100 kW|
|30-80% SoC Fast-charging Time (DC)||25 minutes||25 minutes|
|Motor & Location||Single, front||Single, front|
|Motor Power||163 kW (222 PS/218 bhp)||163 kW (222 PS/218 bhp)|
|Motor Torque||330 Nm||330 Nm|
|0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Acceleration Time||7.9 seconds||7.9 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
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 2021. 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.
As for specifications, the 2022 Han EV sports a more powerful front motor that generates 180 kW (245 PS), which marks an improvement of 17 kW (23 PS). The rear motor, included in the 4WD configuration(s), produces the same power as in the old model – 200 kW (272 PS). The battery pack and range details are not publicly available. The Han EV could arrive in Europe towards the end of this year.
|2022 BYD Han EV Specification||2WD||4WD|
|Length||4,995 mm||4,995 mm|
|Width||1,910 mm||1,910 mm|
|Height||1,495 mm||1,495 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,920 mm||2,920 mm|
|Front Track||1,640 mm||1,640 mm|
|Rear Track||1,640 mm||1,640 mm|
|Front Overhang||975 mm||975 mm|
|Rear Overhang||1,100 mm||1,100 mm|
|Tyre Size||245/50 R18 or 245/45 R19||245/50 R18 or 245/45 R19|
|Kerb Weight||2,100 kg||2,250 kg|
|Gross Weight||2,475 kg||2,625 kg|
|Front Motor Power||180 kW (245 PS)||180 kW (245 PS)|
|Rear Motor Power||–||200 kW (272 PS)|
|Top Speed||185 km/h (115 mph)||185 km/h (115 mph)|
BYD Han EV FAQs
When will BYD launch the Han EV in Europe?
BYD could launch the Han EV in Europe by late-2022. 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 29,078).
What are the BYD Han EV rivals?
The BYD Han EV rivals the Tesla Model 3 and the Xpeng P5.
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