According to a report from evlook.com, BYD will offer two battery pack options for the Dolphin, a 30.72 kWh unit and a 44.93 kWh unit. The 30.72 kWh battery pack will provide a range of 301 km*, and the 44.93 kWh battery pack will allow a noticeably longer range of 405 km*. At least the smaller unit should be a low-cost, long-life, lithium iron phosphate battery pack
Selling into Australia so will be sold RHD : https://electricvehicleweb.in/byd-ea1-electric-car-australia/
Dunno why you haven't got any replies, this seems really Intresting.
I can see a lot of people buying these, espically for a 2nd short hop car.
Those range estimates look pretty sus when compared to the battery sizes.
I see they are using the old inaccurate NEDC ratings, so maybe divide by 2 for a more realistic range.
€40,000 by the time it gets to Ireland......
The last Chinese vehicles I drove were an LDV van and a Great Wall Ute in New Zealand. 2 of the worst, most uncomfortable and hideous yolks I've ever been or drove. The Great Wall was brand new but felt 20 years old after a few weeks until the gearbox literally fell out of it...
Would these pass all the EU regulatory stuff?
Yeah I'd be interested to see the Euro NCAP results for these too
Roughest farmer around here has a great wall steed pick up. He has abused it to a solid height, has 380,000kms on it and it has never missed a beat.
You are not wrong though, it is a serious rough yoke to drive. I wouldn't even wish a spin in it on the mother in law.
the first Japanese cars were rust buckets..
looks pretty impressive
I mean, if they have Carplay and will do 200km then they are going to meet an awful lot people's needs
The reason I think this car matters is that it could be a car that is a “game changer” like the Volkswagen Beetle was last century and the Tesla Model 3 and Y are today.
If it's priced well -and crucially offered by a decent dealer net-work then away you go. .
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Any idea if theyre being released here ? And what sort of price range ...?
I don't see this being offered here at anywhere close to "~€15k before grants" as the thread title says. I would imagine it will be low to mid 20s by the time it is actually here and the range claims are all on the old NEDC cycle which tends to grossly overinflate these values (and I know WLTP is not perfect but it is closer to real world).
If there car is only being released in China in 2022, then I would guess the earliest we might see it here could be 2023.
I won't hold my breath waiting for it though.... I might lose consciousness!
@Miscreant I don't see this being offered here at anywhere close to "~€15k before grants"
you could be right .. really hard to know if they have to make changes for europe, the Australian prices should be out soon which may help
BYD announced today the final prices of the Dolphin, which are 3,000 CNY (over $460) or about 3% lower than in pre-sales.
Four trim levels:
Interesting to see you get the extra battery capacity for just $82 per kWh. That is cheap.
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Ora Cat: Elektroauto aus China im ersten Check | Review | Sitzprobe | 2021 - YouTube
Looks like good competition for the EA1.
These Chinese cars will keep the Europeans honest.
The reviewer is very tall and he fits in this car.
Projected price in Germany is 30k so just over 20k once incentives are subtracted.
More BYD info
Fully Charged review which I was expecting to arrive any day.
I saw a Russian or Ukrainian youtuber complaining about lack of galvanised steel but it wasn't in a language i understand so don't know more.
FullyChargedShow reviewer mentioned Ora Cat is coming to Great Britain and IRELAND.
An amazing high quality car for the price. The Chinese are so far ahead in ev development. Reviewer noted the Id life release of 2025. Eu needs to invest massively in ev development at twice the speed if it's going to have a hope of it's car marques surviving. I would happily buy this car tomorrow. It ticks all the boxes for a small second car.
There is going to be another smaller model on the same platform with the 30kWh battery called "Seagull".
It will be citycar/supermini sized with the 70KW motor.
As the Dolphin has 300KM NEDC range this car should have a slightly longer range.
It is projected to sell from 60,000 yuan in China which is about €8200.
These are the cars needed in Europe to push adoption.