Fresh Spy Shots of the new BYD Qin EV300, the full-electric variant of the BYD Qin hybrid. The Qin EV will debut on the Beijing Auto Show next month and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. Price including subsidies will start around 180.000 yuan.
The EV300 is a ‘green car’ so it comes with a lot of blue detailing, like so many EV’s in China.
The EV300 is powered by a single electric motor on the front axle, it is mated to a 48kWh battery. Output is 218hp and 310nm, good for a 150 km/h top speed and a 0-100 in 7.9 seconds. Range is 300 kilometer, hence the EV300 name.
Instrument panel is completely digital, just like in the hybrid.
And now for the very good news. BYD has announced that in the EV300 the batteries are placed lower in the chassis than in the Qin hybrid, using up space that was used for the complex hybrid power train. This means that luggage space grows 150 liter to a grand total of 450. The poor hybrid got to do with 300. The above photo shows a big suitcase in an endless sea of space, so we tend to believe BYD on this one.
Qing character in red. EV badge in shiny and… GREEN. What the heck, shouldn’t that be blue?!