China’s NEV giant BYD has achieved another milestone as the company saw its 200,000th Han sedan rolling off the production line in May 2022. With this, BYD Han has also become the first Chinese sedan with a USD $30k+ price tag to achieve this milestone.
Not only this, in April BYD sold 106,042 new energy vehicles, a new high and a 1% increase over 104,878 units sold in March 2022. With its NEV sales going well over 100,000 units a month, BYD is set to sell more than 1 million NEVs in a year, it would become only the second company in the world after Tesla to do so, though while Tesla sells only BEVs, BYD sells a mix of BEVs and PHEVs.
In April, BYD has updated the Han sedan lineup with a facelift comprising of improvements in terms of looks, comfort and enhanced mileage. The luxury sedan comes in three pure electric models and one PHEV model as well as a limited edition called Qianshancui, inspired by the emerald green tone of Chinese landscape painting.
The four-wheel-drive, high-performance version boasts a total power of 380kW (508 hp), peak torque of 700N m, a CLTC range of 610 km, and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in only 3.9 seconds, making it China’s fastest EV sedan in production. The front-wheel-drive version of the pure electric Han has a maximum power of 180kW and a CLTC range of 715 km.
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