BYD T3 in DHL fleet
One of the latest BYD deliveries was to DHL in China, who ordered 35 pure electric T3 vans.
T3 is one of the new models (there is also a plug-in hybrid version called Shang). Although, we have to say, its look reminds us a lot of the Nissan e-NV200.
According to BYD, T3 has 3.5 cubic meters of cargo space in the rear capable of carrying loads up to 800kg (1,763 lbs). Gross weight is 2,625 kg (5,787 lbs). Motor is rated for 310 Nm, top speed stands at 130 km/h (81 mph) and most important range is more than 200 km (124 miles), however we don't see any kWh numbers - so given what we know of range ratings in China, this likely equates to about 90 miles/146 km of real world driving.
Well, if Nissan remains reluctant in bringing the e-NV200 to the U.S., maybe BYD would more willing.
"BYD has supplied global logistics specialist DHL with a pioneering fleet of pure electric distribution vehicles .
The first batch of 35 pure electric vans – BYD’s all new T3 commercial vehicle model - has been delivered to DHL International Air Express Co. to provide daily logistics in the Central Business District of the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and surrounding areas.
The fleet is the start of a strategic cooperation between DHL and BYD which includes warehousing, city distribution and other fields in the Chinese market. If this initial fleet proves successful it is anticipated that more BYD logistics vehicles will enter service with DHL.
BYD’s all new pure electric vehicle T3 adopts the advanced technology and design of its MPV family of vehicles, including stylish external appearance and a spacious and comfortable interior."
"Improving carbon efficiency and taking environmental responsibility is an important part of the 2020 strategy of DHL Group. To meet the city logistics development needs, DHL has been exploring green logistics solutions, taking advantage of electric counterbalance trucks, electric logistics vehicles and other new energy vehicles to achieve the target of green terminal distribution."
Beside T3, BYD offers larger all-electric trucks T5 (gross weight of 7,320 kg and range of up to 250 km) and T7 (gross weight of 10,695 kg and a range of up to 200 km).