BYD introduces BYD DOLPHIN and BYD SEAL electric vehicles (EVs) to Europe

Build Your Dreams (BYD), the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles and power batteries, has announced it is launching the BYD DOLPHIN and the BYD SEAL electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe. These models follow the launch of the BYD ATTO 3 (C-segment SUV), the BYD HAN (E-segment saloon) and the BYD TANG (E-segment SUV) in Europe. 

The BYD DOLPHIN is an agile and versatile C-segment hatchback offering practicality, efficiency, accessibility and a reassuring range. The BYD SEAL is a highly stylised, sporty and dynamic D-segment sedan equipped with advanced technology. 

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The BYD DOLPHIN and the BYD SEAL are the first European models in the Ocean series to adopt the “Ocean Aesthetics” design concept. Both new electric vehicles are built on the state-of-the-art BYD e-Platform 3.0. The front-wheel drive DOLPHIN features a 60kW Lithium Iron Phosphate BYD Blade Battery. The BYD SEAL has an 82kWh Blade Battery with rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive version.

BYD DOLPHIN is based on a Cell-to-Pack (CTP) technology, whilst the BYD SEAL benefits from the evolved Cell-to-Body (CTB) technology. This means that the battery is integrated within the body floor, creating a sandwich-like structure that incorporates the Blade Battery and the tray. 

The benefit of this advanced CTB technology is that the vehicle’s body is lower for better aerodynamics while increasing body rigidity for enhanced safety, with a design that offers more cabin space due to reduced battery pack volume. The BYD SEAL (AWD) also has an 8-in-1 electric powertrain with dual motors providing a combined power of 230/390kW or 313/531PS.

BYD Dolphin electric hatchback

European Arrival Dates

The BYD DOLPHIN will arrive in Europe in June 2023. This practical and appealing C-segment hatchback offers a reassuring WLTP combined range of 265 miles (427km). 

The BYD SEAL will be displayed in European BYD stores in September. The sporty D-segment sedan will be on sale with an 82kWh battery offering a WLTP-range of 323 miles (520km) for the all-wheel-drive configuration and 354 miles (570km) for the rear-wheel-drive version.

While the BYD SEAL is a sporty, high-tech vehicle with surprisingly practical characteristics, the BYD DOLPHIN is positioned in the heart of the C-segment, offering European consumers a practical and accessible full-electric vehicle.

With the BYD ATTO 3 C-segment SUV, the BYD HAN E-segment sedan, and BYD TANG E-segment SUV, BYD now offers five appealing full-electric vehicles for European customers, with options across multiple segments and various price ranges.

Michael Shu, General Manager and Managing Director of BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division, said: “I am delighted to announce the arrival of two more ground-breaking vehicles for our European customers. 

“Following the launch of the BYD brand in Europe with the BYD TANG E-SUV, the BYD HAN E-Sedan, and the BYD ATTO 3 C-SUV, the response from customers and dealers has been incredible.  

“We are now stepping up a gear by presenting further two innovative new vehicles that feature cutting-edge electric vehicle technology. The BYD DOLPHIN is a highly efficient and technologically advanced car with premium features and high levels of standard equipment.  

“The BYD SEAL raises the bar with incredible performance and showcases our commitment to safety with our first application of Cell-to-Body technology. These two models offer more choices and value to consumers in the important volume market segments.”

BYD Seal electric saloon

Globally, BYD has committed to more than 3.9 million new energy passenger cars, reinforcing the brand’s credentials as it enters new markets in Europe. BYD’s footprint now covers over 400 cities across 70 countries and regions on 6 continents, saving the equivalent of more than 29 million tons in carbon emissions. BYD achieved a listing on Fortune Global 500 for 2022.  

BYD is a true pioneer in clean energy and has major aspirations for the future. This aligns perfectly with the mobility goals of its automotive partners in Europe. BYD products are now available in several European markets: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Spain, with more to follow imminently.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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