BYD To Introduce Tang BEV And Song MAX PHEV By End Of 2018

OCT 16 2018 BY MARK KANE 13

Even more plug-ins in the pipeline from BYD.

More than 25,000 plug-ins sold in a single month by BYD in September 2018 in China is a record not set to last. The Chinese manufacturer is busy at work to expand its lineup to include new models.

Currently BYD offers several all-electric and plug-in hybrids: Tang PHEV, Song PHEV and BEV, Yuan BEV, Qin PHEV and BEV as well as e5 and e6 BEVs.

On top of those eight, there will be the all-electric Tang EV500 SUV with some 500 km (310 miles) of range, and BYD Song MAX DM plug-in hybrid (DM means dual mode) for seating of seven, which could be the closest type of vehicle to the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

According to news from China, both – Tang BEV and BYD Song MAX PHEV – are going to be introduced by the end of this year.

The question is whether BYD is able to produce enough batteries for 30,000 or 40,000 plug-ins if there ends up being such high demand.

BYD Song MAX MPV (ICE)

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13 Comments on "BYD To Introduce Tang BEV And Song MAX PHEV By End Of 2018"

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Stanislav

More EVs than all European automakers together

Taylor Marks

Are you looking at global sales or just sales in a particular market?

I haven’t been tracking them really, but I thought most manufacturers that aren’t Tesla or the Volt had their EV sales focused outside the US.

Stanislav

I was referring to number od EV models, but they probably have more sales world wide than european automakers even though they sell just in China I think.

Vexar

This does not make any sense to me. I drove the Tang BEV 4 years ago at a private test track event in Minnesota. It was not very well-built, though. The display flickered out as it struggled to get to 45 mph. Roomy, though!

M Hovis

Probably why they aren’t exported to the US yet. Honda, Toyota, and Nissan waited until they had a killer product before exporting. Nissan started marketing as Datsun in the US as not to tarnish the name if they failed. Make no mistake, when BYD shows up in the US market with their EVs they will be of high quality and an automotive force. Japanese delivered a major blow to the American automotive market. China could deliver the knockout. American automakers have lobbied and won over the current administration to relax efficiency standards. They can not see that such moves put them further behind. In the end, Tesla may be the only American auto company left standing. I certainly hope that is not the case. I own a Ford, Chevy, and a Tesla. I have owned Honda and Toyota in the past due to their excellent quality. Bottom line, don’t expect the BYD Tang today to be the same as what you drove four years ago.

Benz

@ M Hovis

“Make no mistake, when BYD shows up in the US market with their EVs they will be of high quality and an automotive force. Japanese delivered a major blow to the American automotive market. China could deliver the knockout. American automakers have lobbied and won over the current administration to relax efficiency standards. They can not see that such moves put them further behind. In the end, Tesla may be the only American auto company left standing.”

So true

+1

Vexar

If that’s the case, then I saw a very early prototype and consider myself fortunate for the experience, but it did not impress me. Of the cars we drove, the Smart4Two was actually a lot of fun to drive, more so than the other cars there. They didn’t let us take the bus out on the track, though!

wavelet

They were planning a US market entry in 2011 (IIRC they alreayd had some dealers lined up), but decided to delay because they thought the market was not quite there yet (a.f.a. the US is concerned, they were right).
https://www.motor1.com/news/13148/byd-announces-f3dm-hybrid-and-e6-ev-models-for-us-market-in-2011/
It’s been published (on InsideEVs as well) that they’re planning a US market entry again, probably in 2020. By that time they should have enough production capacity for their local market, and it will make sense to turn to exports. A lot depends on price, obviously.

Ed

because this is the second generation Tang which came out this year with completely new design language.

Inst

Tang didn’t have a BEV version 4 years ago. You must be talking about the BYD E6, which is known to be poor quality and best-suited as a taxi.

Benz

As from 2025 BYD will sell only Plug-In models. That is their goal. And it’s looking more and more likely that they actually will achieve that goal.

Both Tesla and BYD managed to sell more than 100,000 Plug-In EV’s in 2017. And both Tesla and BYD will manage to sell more than 200,000 Plug-In EV’s in 2018.

The difference is that Tesla makes only BEV’s. And BYD makes both BEV’s and PHEV’s.

sir_tech

In September, their plug-in (BEV and PHEV) sales already reached 52% of total sales. For first three quarters in 2018, plug-in sales are 40.79% of total sales. With new plug-in models, decreasing passenger car market in China and increasing sales of plug-ins means they will most likely reach 80% to 90% in next 2-3 years.

I believe BYD plans are already changing with each month of increasing plug-in share.

Inst

I’d rather see a Tang 200, i.e, ~100 miles of electric range with a gas booster for longer-range journeys. It’d make sense considering that the usual exurb distance is 50 miles. For rural areas, a 100-mile range EV could give you all the range you need, and if you need to go to a major city, you have gas power.

Basically a BMW i3 REX without horrible gas range.