Following its appearance via the patent office and China’s MIIT earlier this year, the 2022 BYD Han EV is now available in China. The new Han EV features a fresh design and several upgrades over the original electric sedan that broke cover in May 2020, including a bigger battery and better range.
Design & Features
The 2022 BYD Han EV doesn’t look visibly different from the original Han EV at the front. BYD has used a curvier bumper with C-shaped gloss black trim on the outer ends and a taller lower air intake. The company offers many new alloy wheel options for a new look on the sides. The rear looks noticeably different, mainly because of a slimmer full-width tail lamp with inverted outer ends. The updated model features a cleaner and sportier rear bumper, too.
The interior of the Han EV hasn’t changed much. The overall design is the same. BYD has added a head-up display and improved the user interface of the central touchscreen. Unlike the original Han EV, the company has used wood grain trim on the center console. The seats are new at both front and rear and feature integrated headrests. Lastly, the stitching pattern on the seats is also unique.
The 2022 BYD Han EV is available in 2WD and 4WD variants, as per a report from autohome.com.cn. The former has a 180 kW (241 hp) motor, and the latter has two motors, one at the front and one at the rear, generating a combined power of 380 kW (509 hp) and a combined torque of 700 Nm (516 lb.-ft.). The 4WD variant accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds.
As for the range (CLTC), the 2WD variant can travel up to 715 km (444 miles) on a full charge, while the 4WD variant can go 610 km (379 miles). BYD’s launch edition in 2020 could only manage 605 kilometers (376 miles) in the long-range specification with a 77 kWh battery (Blade battery).
|Aspect\Specification||Base Variant*||Top-end Variant|
|No. of Motor(s)||One||Two|
|Max. System Power||180 kW (241 hp)||380 kW (509 hp)|
|Max. System Torque||To Be Disclosed||700 Nm (516 lb.-ft.)|
|0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Acceleration Time||To Be Disclosed||3.9 seconds|
|Battery Pack Capacity||To Be Disclosed||85.4 kWh|
|CLTC Range||715 km (444 miles)||610 km (379 miles)|
|30-80% Fast-charging Time||To Be Disclosed||30 minutes|
BYD has listed only the 4WD variant of the 2022 Han EV on its website, which is exclusively in a limited edition for CNY 329,800 (USD 51,764).
BYD doesn’t have a current plan to launch cars in the U.S., but one famous American has a vested interest. Warren Buffett, the world’s fifth-richest person, invested USD 232 million in BYD through Berkshire Hathaway in late 2008. By late 2018, the value of his investment rose to a whopping USD 1.6 billion. The growth continued further, and as of the end of 2020, Buffet’s company held 225 million BYD shares worth USD 5.9 billion!
2022 BYD Han EV FAQs
What is the 2022 BYD Han EV release date?
BYD has launched the 2022 Han EV in China. The company showcased the Han EV in Europe in 2020, but it is yet to launch the vehicle there.
What is the 2022 BYD Han EV price?
The 2022 BYD Han EV is currently available in a limited-edition model costing CNY 329,800 (USD 51,764).
Which models are the BYD Han EV rivals?
The BYD Han EV competes with the Xpeng P7 and Nio ET7.
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