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BYD Dolphin


  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭ kaahooters

    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.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,823 ✭✭✭ dloob

    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.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,607 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy

    €40,000 by the time it gets to Ireland......

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    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...

  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 8,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭ artanevilla

    Would these pass all the EU regulatory stuff?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 249 ✭✭ pjdarcy

    Yeah I'd be interested to see the Euro NCAP results for these too

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,422 ✭✭✭ Grueller

    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.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭ celtic_oz

    the first Japanese cars were rust buckets..

  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭ drumm23

    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

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,665 ✭✭✭ Markcheese

    If it's priced well -and crucially offered by a decent dealer net-work then away you go. .

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,665 ✭✭✭ Markcheese

    Any idea if theyre being released here ? And what sort of price range ...?

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,560 ✭✭✭ Miscreant

    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!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭ celtic_oz

    @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:

    1. 301 km (187 miles) of NEDC range, 30.7 kWh battery, 70 kW motor
    2. 93,800 CNY ($14,500, €12,200) after subsidies
    3. 405 km (252 miles) of NEDC range, 44.9 kWh battery, 70 kW motor:
    4. 103,800 CNY ($16,045) after subsidies
    5. 405 km (252 miles) of NEDC range, 44.9 kWh battery, 70 kW motor:
    6. 108,800 CNY ($16,820) after subsidies
    7. 401 km (252 miles) of NEDC range, 44.9 kWh battery, 130 kW motor:
    8. 121,800 CNY ($18,825) after subsidies.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel

    Interesting to see you get the extra battery capacity for just $82 per kWh. That is cheap.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭ haphaphap

    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.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭ celtic_oz

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭ haphaphap

    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.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭ haphaphap

    FullyChargedShow reviewer mentioned Ora Cat is coming to Great Britain and IRELAND.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭ Lantus

    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.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭ haphaphap

    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.