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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Green Mobility Vision at BYD Auto Co. 5-4-2 initiative.

BYD, at the Beijing Auto Show, announced its “5-4-2” initiative, which sounds to us like an announcement linked to more PHEVs and EVs in the future. 

“5-4-2” is a performance standard, in which 5 represents the maximum of 5 seconds in acceleration from 0 to 100km/h (0-62 mph). 4 is for number of wheels under power and 2 stands for number of liters of gasoline maximum that shall be consumed for 100 km traveled in a BYD car. 

The first car that meet “5-4-2” is all-new Tang, all-wheel-drive plug-in SUV.

BYD Qin is selling in high volumes in China, but for now its seems to be outside of “5-4-2”. According to BYD, sales in just two Chinese city markets (Tianjin and Shanghai) makes Qin the top selling New Energy Car in China with sales of just under 2,000 units per month now (3,000 sales achieved in the first 3 months of 2014).
BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu announced that when the Tang launches in Beijing this year, there will be a race with other cars.
For 2016, scheduled for BYD is the reveal of a super-hybrid, the “Ming”, which will be powered by four in-wheel motors with torque-vectoring. BYD has some experience in this area, as all BYD electric buses have in-wheel motors.
Chariman Wang stated:
“This is not just a dream. In the electronic era, we can do things we couldn’t do in the mechanical eras.”
But first, in 2015, we will see the Han, which just like Ming will meet the “5-4-2” standard.
Interesting times these are for BYD.


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