BYD Company has launched two new all-electric sedans to boost its line-up of EVs: the QIN EV300 and the e5. The BYD Qin EV300, coming in four versions, will be priced between 259,800 to 309,800 Chinese Yuan ($40,000 to $48,000); and the e5 will come in three versions with prices ranging from 229,800 to 249,800 Chinese Yuan ($35,000 to $38,000).
The company based the recent rollouts on a thorough assessment of what EV potential users value the most, and after finding out that range anxiety is still a major factor in purchase decisions, it provided both models with a 300km (186 miles) driving range, although a potential customer, upon testing the Qin EV300, managed to drive 349.5 km (217 miles) on a single charge.
The Qin EV300 is equipped with BYD’s high-efficiency, high-speed permanent magnet synchronous motor, with a maximum power of 160kW and maximum torque of 310Nm, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, and features re-generative braking system. The model also features BYD’s signature Insta-Pure Technology, a function that purifies the air in the interior of the vehicle by quickly lowering PM2.5 values.
Both the Qin EV300 and the e5 are equipped with another of BYD’s signature features: the VtoL function, in which the vehicle serves as a massive mobile electricity supply to power appliances like cookers, refrigerators, power tools and many others, so that users can rely on the vehicle to plan outdoor activities that depend on electricity, or in case of emergencies like power cuts or blackouts.