BYD Seagull sold 23,005 units in June, with a cumulative sales of 38,805 units in the past two months

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BYD sold 23,005 units of the Seagull in June, marking a 60% increase compared to May 2023. BYD sold 128,196 pure electric vehicles in June. Notably, the Seagull accounted for approximately 18% of BYD’s total electric vehicle sales, an increase from the 12% share it held in May.

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Parameters of BYD Seagull

The BYD Seagull offers customers three different options, each varying in price. The price range for these options spans from 73,800 to 89,800 yuan (10,200 to 12,400 USD). All variants of the Seagull feature a single front motor capable of generating 74 horsepower (HP) and delivering a peak torque of 135 Nm. The top speed achievable by the Seagull is 130 km/h.

While the motor specifications remain consistent across all options, the primary difference lies in the battery configurations. The highest trim level is equipped with a 38.88 kWh battery pack, enabling a range of 405 kilometers, according to China’s New Energy Vehicle Test Procedure (CLTC). The other two configurations utilize a 30.08 kWh battery pack, providing a range of 305 kilometers. Both options employ an LFP Blade battery and support 30-40 kW fast charging, allowing the Seagull to charge from 30% to 80% in 30 minutes.

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The BYD Seagull made its debut in April, initially selling 1,500 units. Since then, its production capacity and sales have steadily increased. In May, the Seagull recorded sales of 14,300 units, which soared to 23,005 units in June, demonstrating its growing popularity among consumers.

As part of BYD’s Ocean series, the Seagull is a 5-door, 4-seater model built on BYD’s e-platform 3.0. It possesses dimensions of 3780 mm in length, 1715 mm in width, and 1540 mm in height, with a wheelbase measuring 2500 mm.

The main competitors of BYD Seagull

In the competitive Chinese market, the BYD Seagull faces two primary rivals. The first is the Wuling Bingo, manufactured by SGMW, a joint venture between GM and other partners. The Wuling Bingo is equipped with a 50-kilowatt electric motor, offers a range of 333 kilometers under the CLTC standard, and is priced at 59,800 yuan (8,300 USD).

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Wuling Bingo

The second competitor is another BYD model, the Dolphin, which starts at 116,800 yuan (16,100 USD).

BYD Dolphin

Considering the sales performance, the BYD Seagull achieved results by selling 23,005 units in June. In comparison, the Wuling Bingo sold 19,188 units during the same month, while the BYD Dolphin recorded sales of 31,140 units.

Source: BYD; Tencent

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