BYD unveils all-electric E-SEED concept with 370-mile range
At the 2018 Beijing Auto Show last week, Chinese manufacturer BYD unveiled its all-electric E-SEED concept SUV. The unveiling of the E-SEED concept came in addition to the company’s introduction of its new Tang plug-in hybrid at the auto show.
In its unveiling of the all-electric E-SEED concept, BYD said that the SUV is equipped with an all-wheel drive powertrain, and added that the projected range of the car, on a single charge, will be more than 600 km (370 miles).
With regard to the expected performance of the all-electric E-SEED in terms of acceleration, BYD has revealed that the SUV has the capability to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) in barely 3.9 seconds.
BYD also said that the all-electric E-SEED is the company’s car with a new design language, boasting a double-blade front.
In the wake of the E-SEED specifications disclosed by BYD, the introduction of the SUV is a highly noteworthy move because the company is evidently aware of the increasingly fierce competition in the electric vehicle (EV) market, and the need for the automakers to develop and introduce new and better models. As the competition in China has heated up, several new EV models were showcased by a number of automakers at the Auto Show in recently.
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