BYD to launch full-electric passenger vehicles in Brazil
Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) will launch its full-electric Tan (SUV) and Han (sedan) in Brazil in 2022.
While the 7-seater Tan (known as Tang in China) will be launched by February, the Han is expected to hit showrooms in May.
The Tan has 517hp, runs on an 86.4 kWh battery and boasts 505km of range (NEDC cycle). Meanwhile, the Han has 494hp, runs on a 76.9 kWh battery and has a range of 550km (NEDC cycle). MSRP of the vehicles are 400,000 to 500,000 reais (US$71,000-89,000), depending on the model, local automobile news portal Quatro Rodas reported.
Among the best selling 2021 electric vehicles in the country are the the Porsche Taycan, Nissan Leaf, Audi E-tron, Mini Cooper, and BMW i3. Brazil has approximately 73,000 electrified cars and LCVs on its streets.
Photo: BYD Tan and Han (source: Quatro Rodas)