BYD Seal, Chinese electric sedan with 700 km range & new Blade CBT tech | 2023 Auto Expo | TOI Auto
The Seal EV has now been listed on BYD India’s official website alongside the Atto 3 and the E6 electric MPV. So if you are looking to buy an electric car in the near future, here is why you should keep an eye out for the BYD Seal.
Along with its impressive 0-100 kmph time, the BYD Seal also gets 50:50 weight distribution which will bode really well in the handling department. It is likely to be offered in two battery sizes, a 61.4 kWh and a bigger 82.5 kWh. The smaller battery will get a single motor setup putting down 204 hp. However, both battery packs will feature BYD’s proprietary blade battery technology which is safer and less susceptible to catching fire in extreme conditions. Moreover, the Blade battery technology’s real-world range is much closer to the claimed range by the manufacturer.
Moreover, BYD announced that the Seal EV’s Blade battery will feature a more advanced version of the blade architecture called CTB (Cell to Body) which makes the vehicle more stable and safe. It is claimed to be the only EV battery to have passed the ‘Mount Everest’ nail penetration test. Unlike conventional EVs, the CTB Blade battery of the Seal is part of the structure itself and increases the safety of the interior structure by 50 percent on frontal impact and 45 percent on side impact.
In terms of price, while BYD has not disclosed any estimations, the EV maker did confirm that it will sit above the outgoing Atto 3 in the line-up. It is expected to rival the Kia EV6 GT and the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which are priced between the Rs 45 to Rs 60 lakh bracket.
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