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the Tesla Model S rival soon in France?

BYD Han EV 2020

Promising more than 500 kilometers of autonomy, this large electric family car would be the brand’s second model in Europe.

Chinese cars seem to be taking advantage of electrification to establish themselves in Western Europe. After announcing the launch of its Tang electric SUV in Norway, BYD is officializing the arrival of a second model. On its social networks, the Chinese manufacturer confirms the arrival of its very recent Han, in its 100% electric version. This electric sedan with a successful design has two motors distributed between the front and rear axles. With a total power of 363 kW (493 hp), it competes with the Tesla Model 3. The 100 km / h would be flattened in 3.9 seconds depending on the brand. Inside, the giant central screen is reminiscent of the one on board Tesla’s sedan.

With 4.98 m in length, the BYD Han is close to the size of a Tesla Model S. Totaling 77 kWh, the capacity of the LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery is close to that of the Model 3. This would allow it 600 km per charge on Chinese NEDC cycle. In the WLTP cycle, it will rather be necessary to count on 450 to 500 km.

BYD Han EV does not yet have a launch date in Europe. The firm could confirm the first countries concerned, including Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands. Second country in terms of electrical sales in Europe, France is also likely to interest the manufacturer. In China, the price of the sedan is announced at less than 300,000 yuan, or 39,000 euros.

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