On Tuesday, Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD unveiled its new Han DM-i and DM-p models, both of which were available for pre-order last month though price have remained undecided. Both models feature BYD’s super hybrid system and blade battery.
Although both vehicles are shipped with similar engines and motors, the DM-i is designed for fuel economy while DM-p is for high performance.
In terms of core configuration, the Han DM comes standard with the DMS fatigue driving warning system, 22 sensing components, highway driving assistance, HiFi customized Dana audio, among other features.
Han DM-i meausres4975mm long, 1910mm wide, 1495mm high and and has a wheelbase of 2920mm. In terms of power, this model is equipped with a Xiaoyun plug-in turbocharged 1.5 Ti high-efficiency engine and super hybrid power blade battery.
The Han DM-P, however, is much faster as it only takes 3.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, and only consumes 5.2 L fuel per 100 km. The vehicle’s NEDC battery is able to support a range as far as 202km. As for Han DM-i, it takes 7.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, it consumes 4.2 L fuel per 100 km, and NEDC supports a range of 121km/242km in pure battery and even as far as 1300km in hybrid range.
In terms of appearance, the BYD Han DM adopts a Dragon Face sports front face. The body lines are smooth and silky, with 19-inch five-spoke high-performance wheels. The rear adopts the design of LED taillights in the shape of a Chinese knot, showing the beauty of traditional Chinese style.
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Also on Tuesday, BYD answered investors’ questions raised on Hudongyi, an interactive platform hosted by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. It said BYD’s EVs are all equipped with blade batteries and can be charged and discharged more than 3,000 times. The company had originally released the blade battery technology in early 2020.