BYD Seal Off To A Flying Begin — 55,200 Bought In China In Simply 5 Months!


BYD’s new sedan, the Seal, constructed on the e-platform 3.0 and a part of the “Ocean Collection,” had been extremely anticipated. Effectively, it hasn’t upset. It landed with a bang when it was launched in August final 12 months. In its first month, the Seal had a formidable 1,726 gross sales. It then adopted up with gross sales of seven,473 items in September, 11,267 in October, 15,356 in November, and 15,378 in December. The gross sales whole for the Seal’s first 5 months was an superior 51,200, which is fairly cool for a brand new mannequin in early manufacturing ramp-up mode. Listed below are some specs of the BYD Seal sedan:

Commonplace Vary Model

  • 150 kW and 310 Nm motor
  • Acceleration: from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds
  • Battery capability: 61.44 kWh
  • Vary of about 550 km/342 miles (CLTC)
  • 110 kW max DC charging energy — charging from 30 to 80% SoC takes ~half-hour.

The value for the usual vary BYD Seal begins from simply $31,000.

Lengthy Vary Model

  • 230 kW and 360 Nm motor
  • Acceleration: from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds
  • Battery capability: 82.56 kWh
  • Vary of about 700 km/435 miles (CLTC)
  • 150 kW max DC charging energy — charging from 30 to 80% SoC takes ~half-hour

The value for the usual vary BYD Seal begins from $38,000.

All-Wheel Drive Efficiency Model

  • 390 kW and 670 Nm motors
  • Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds
  • Battery capability: 82.56 kWh
  • Vary of about 650 km/404 miles (CLTC)
  • 150 kW max DC charging energy — charging from 30 to 80% SoC takes ~half-hour

The value for the usual vary BYD Seal begins from $42,000.

The BYD Seal is in an identical class of automobiles because the Tesla Mannequin 3 sedan. Though the EV market is extra developed now than it was in 2017 when Mannequin 3 deliveries to prospects began, it’s nonetheless fairly fascinating to see the comparability of the ramp-up in gross sales between the 2 fashions, which supplies extra to replicate on. Based on figures on, the Mannequin 3 began off with decrease volumes throughout its ramp-up ranging from July 2017, ending with a complete of about 1,700 automobiles offered in whole in its first 6 months. Right here’s a chart exhibiting the rise of the 2 fashions:

The Tesla Mannequin 3 then went to promote over 130,000 items the next 12 months, in 2018. The Mannequin 3 then went to be the primary electrical car to promote over one million items. The Tesla Mannequin Y SUV has gone on to do even higher by way of a quick ramp-up and is now dominating EV gross sales in Europe.

With such an thrilling begin, the BYD Seal additionally appears promising as a game-changing mannequin. BYD has severe plans for this electrical sedan and is on the point of export it to a number of markets, together with Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, the place it could be referred to as the Atto 4. Its sibling, the Atto 3, is doing fairly effectively in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe since its launch. Additionally notice that the BYD Atto 3 was not too long ago awarded with the utmost of 5 stars by security organisation Euro NCAP. It has been launched in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium. BYD Shops within the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg, and Finland will likely be opened in 2023.

In December, BYD offered 1,268 items of the Atto 3 in Australia, the place it was solely second to Tesla for the month on the EV gross sales charts. 1,806 Tesla Mannequin 3s had been offered in December in Australia. Just lately, the Flemish Car Membership, VAB, which holds the coveted contest yearly for the perfect household vehicles in several classes, voted the BYD Atto 3 the Electrical Household Automobile of the 12 months 2023. The Atto 3 was launched in February of 2022 and 229,020 items had been offered by the tip of December. That’s 25% of BEVs offered by BYD final 12 months! I hope the Atto 4 will observe in its sibling’s footsteps because it continues its manufacturing ramp-up and goes abroad.




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