Hei Norge! Everything you need to know about the BYD Tang EV [Update]

Update: ‘2022 BYD Tang EV shows up in Chinese ministry declaration’ section added.

The BYD Tang is the second model in the Chinese manufacturer’s ‘Dynasty’ series of passenger vehicles. It gets its name from the Tang Dynasty, one of the most prosperous of all Chinese dynasties. The first-gen Tang even became the top-selling plug-in hybrid car in the world in 2016.

Let’s take a look at the important features and milestones of the BYD Tang EV:

BYD Tang EV reaches Norway in July 2021

The first batch of the BYD Tang EV for Norway left China’s Shanghai port on 7 June 2021 and reached the Scandinavian nation’s Drammen port on 24 July 2021. On 12 August 2021, marking the start of BYD’s ‘European dream,’ BYD and its local distributor RSA launched the BYD Tang EV SUV in Norway at a price of NOK 599,900.

BYD Tang EV Norway second batch
BYD shipped 1,500 units of the Tang EV to Norway in 2021, and delivered the 1,000th car before Christmas. Image Source: Facebook/BYD Norge

After beginning deliveries of the BYD Tang EV with units from the first batch on the launch day, BYD announced on 20 September 2021 that another batch arrived in Norway. BYD remained committed to delivering 1,500 Tang EVs in Norway by December 2021. The company sells cars in the country through 43 dealerships of local distributor RSA, which is responsible for aftersales, service, and parts as well.


BYD Tang EV Norway
The BYD Tang EV offers a driving range of up to 400 km (WLTP, combined) and can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. It uses an 86.4 kWh ‘Blade’ battery. Image: BYD

The BYD Tang EV is a mid-size SUV aimed at family car buyers. It measures 4,870 mm in length, 1,950 mm in width, and 1,725 mm in height, and it has a 2,820 mm-long wheelbase. The front fascia carries a trapezoidal upper grille along with several chrome highlights. Other noteworthy elements include a larger lower grille and sleek headlamps.

The side profile features a rising beltline, while the neatly sculpted creases prevent the Tang from looking slab-sided. The rear-end carries wrap-around LED taillamps with a light bar running between the two units. The tail section even gets a roof spoiler and a rather sporty bumper. The 20-inch wheels, together with the 190 mm ground clearance, give the Tang EV a rather bold stance. 


BYD Tang EV interior
In its second generation now, the BYD Tang became the largest-selling plug-in hybrid car in the world back in 2016. Only the EV version is offered in Europe. Image: BYD

Based on the customer feedback, the cabin of the BYD Tang has been updated for the Norwegian model. The e-SUV offers a seven-seat layout to appeal to large families. The seats are upholstered in brown leather with waffle stitching. Moreover, the front seats are ventilated as well as heated. Users can rotate the large infotainment display (12.8-inch unit) horizontally or vertically as per the user’s requirements, and the car comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Other highlights of the cabin include a large panoramic sunroof, LED ambient lighting available in 31 configurations, 4G connectivity, options that owners can update through Over-the-Air technology, a 360-degree camera, electronic parking brake, and DAB radio.


The Norway-spec BYD Tang EV features a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup that offers a range of 400 km per WLTP (combined). The electric motors draw their juice from an 86.4 kWh battery and are capable of propelling this e-SUV to 100 km/h from standstill in 4.6 seconds and to a top speed of 180 km/h. Together, the two motors offer 509 hp/380 kW & 660 Nm of torque. The maximum charging power supported is 7 kW on AC and 110 kW on DC.

The battery for the Norwegian-spec Tang EV is the new Blade Battery with lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) compound in a cell-to-pack (CTP) system. It can be charged from 30 – 80 percent in 30 minutes using a 110 kW DC charger. The Tang EV has a total weight of 3,060 kg and a towing capacity of 1,410 kg. BYD offers the Tang EV with a warranty of 8 years/160,000 km for the high-voltage BYD Blade Battery.

2022 BYD Tang EV shows up in Chinese ministry declaration

BYD Tang EV 2022 front
The 2022 BYD Tang EV will have improved look, and reportedly, better range as well. BYD could ship the new version to Europe later this year, but has made no official remarks. Image: MIIT China

According to the images released by MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) China late last year, BYD is working on an improved version of the Tang EV, which should be available in the home market this year. The front fascia of the 2022 BYD Tang EV without the grille further strengthens the identity of the zero-emissions derivative. The LED headlamps are sleek and the bonnet sports elevated sides to give it a sculpted appearance. There are quite a few layers to the bumper including massive air vents and a sporty skid plate to impose the SUV stance. The side profile is free from heavily characteristics creases and features stylish alloy wheels, blacked-out B and C-pillars with floating roof effect.

2022 BYD Tang EV Specifications 

Autohome.com.cn reports that the 2022 Tang EV will be available in a 2WD variant that delivers a range of 700 km* and a 4WD variant that can travel up to 615 km* on a full charge. These figures are large improvements over the 565 km* (2WD) and 505 km* (4WD) figures of the current model. The report mentions a 180 kW motor for the new model, and we think it’s talking about the 2WD variant. The 4WD variant should match the current model’s 380 kW or offer a higher power output.

*Chinese specifications


What is the release date of the Tang EV?

BYD commenced deliveries of the Tang EV SUV in 2021 and is targeting sales of 1,500 units in the country within a few months.

Which are the core competitors to the BYD Tang?

The BYD Tang EV goes head-to-head with the Audi e-tron and Tesla Model Y.

What is the price of the BYD Tang EV?

In Norway, the Tang EV is offered in a 7-seat, fully-loaded version for 599,900 NOK.

Featured Image Source: BYD