BYD Tang EV Norway deliveries to begin by August [Update]

BYD Tang EV Norway deliveries are likely to begin in the third quarter of the year (July-September). BYD shipped the first 100 BYD Tang EVs from Shanghai to Norway on 7 June. This event marks the company’s first passenger car shipment to a European country.

BYD says that the first 100 BYD Tang EV units will arrive in the Norwegian port at the end of July and reach dealers during the summer. We expect customer deliveries to commence in August. Along with its Scandinavian distributor RSA, the Chinese automaker has built up a network of as many as 45 dealers.

BYD plans to deliver as many as 1,500 units of the BYD Tang EV to dealers in Norway this year. The company has pre-sold 500 units of the electric SUV in the country already.

BYD Tang EV front three quarters
BYD offers the Tang EV in Norway in a dual-motor AWD configuration that can travel 400 km/249 miles (WLTP) on a full charge. Image Source: BYD

BYD Tang EV specifications & price for Norway

The BYD Tang EV is a three-row electric SUV with a standard 86.4 kWh Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) Blade battery pack. BYD makes it in FWD and AWD drivetrain configurations, but it offers the latter in Norway. The FWD configuration has a single motor generating 180 kW (245 PS) and 330 Nm, and it can go up to 565 km/351 miles (NEDC) on a single charge.

The BYD Tang EV AWD has a second motor spinning the rear wheels. The rear motor produces 200 kW (272 PS) and 350 Nm of torque. Together, the front and rear motors deliver 380 kW (517 PS) and 680 Nm of torque. The range of the AWD configuration is 505 km/314 miles as per China’s NEDC and 400 km (249 miles) as per Europe’s WLTP. The Norwegian-spec units can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). The maximum charging power they support is 7 kW on AC and 110 kW on DC.

BYD has priced the Tang EV NOK 599,900 in Norway. In addition, it offers a leasing option as well, at monthly payments from NOK 6,642.

All BYD EVs to gets Blade batteries

BYD has announced that it will use its high-tech Blade batteries in all EVs, and the Tang EV is no exception. The company launched the 2021 BYD Tang EV and three more models (Qin Plus EV, Song EV, and 2021 e2) with blade batteries in China in April 2021. BYD says that the Blade battery offers outstanding safety and strength and has proved its mettle in the BYD Han. BYD launched the Han in July 2020 and sold 10,000 units of it every month till April 2021.

BYD claims that the “ultra-safe” Blade is currently the world’s only power battery that can safely pass the nail penetration test. This test simulates an internal short circuit of the battery, leading to a thermal runaway that causes combustion and explosion. The company has driven a 46-ton fully loaded heavy-duty truck over the Blade battery pack to check its strength. It saw no leakage, deformation, or smoke coming out during the extreme test. BYD plans to successively install the Blade battery on EV models of mainstream brands in China and overseas.

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