The Chinese giant BYD launches an engine with 2,000 km of autonomy

The Chinese giant BYD launches an engine with 2,000 km of autonomy
The Chinese giant BYD launches an engine with 2,000 km of autonomy

The Chinese car manufacturer BYD has just lifted the veil on an innovation which could well give another dimension to the plug-in hybrid vehicle market. By promising a range of 2,000 kilometers without requiring recharging or refueling, BYD clearly displays its ambitions: to dominate the market by offering advanced technology at an affordable price.

Exceptional autonomy at a low price

BYD, already renowned for its electric vehicles, presented a technological feat that would make it possible to travel impressive distances such as from Munich to Madrid without interruptions. This development occurs in a context where consumers are increasingly demanding regarding the range of electric and hybrid vehicles. According to BYD, tests even showed that this new engine could reach up to 2,500 km under certain conditions. This leap forward is not isolated. Compared to other hybrid models on the market, such as thee Galaxy L6 from Geely with its 1,370 km of autonomy, or the Zeekr 001 electric model capable of traveling 1,000 km, BYD’s new hybrid system clearly stands out. Even against giants like Mercedes, which also introduced a high-performance electric model at CES 2022, BYD seems to be ahead of the curve, especially with an announced price of 12,700 euros for the new Qin L and Seal 06 models. This aggressive strategy could well shake up the overall market for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Conquer the European market

In 2023, BYD recorded a dramatic increase in sales, with more than 3 million cars sold, increasing by 62% compared to the previous year. These figures illustrate the impact of the manufacturer’s competitive pricing strategy, even if this may have affected its profitability. However, BYD’s turnover jumped 42%, reaching 76.8 billion euros, a sign that the Chinese firm has been able to do well in a competitive market. Faced with a slowdown in sales in China, its main market, BYD is now seeking to expand its influence internationally. For now, vehicles equipped with this new technology will remain on the Chinese market, but BYD has already started to lay the groundwork for future expansion, particularly in Europe. Despite trade tensions, particularly in the United States, BYD is banking on Europe to continue its growth. The firm plans to introduce several models, including the Dolphin SUV and the Seal luxury sedan, hoping to attract a European public still hesitant about less polluting alternatives.

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