The BYD Atto 3 Crossover/SUV, referred to as the BYD Yuan Plus in China is a highly sought-after BEV. Its popularity was demonstrated last November when it sold an impressive 30,000 units.
The Atto 3 has already made its way to several countries, such as Australia, and is projected to hit the markets in Europe and Japan shortly. Bjørn Nyland recently had a chance of trying out the product first-hand during his visit to Thailand – with very promising feedback afterward.
Today, we will analyze the WLTP range of BYD Atto 3’s 60.48 kWh battery model–expected to cover an impressive 420 km (261 miles). This is compared to the 49.92 kWh version, which reaches a maximum distance of 320 km (199 miles). Let us get started.
Bjørn Nyland’s remarkable finding is that the Tesla Model 3 can exceed even the WLTP range rating in favorable weather conditions, such as when temperatures reach 25°C.
After watching the video, it was determined that at 90 km/h (56 mph), 134 Wh/km (216 Wh/mile) of energy is used. Coupled with an estimated 59.6 kWh usable battery capacity, this equates to a driving range of 445 km (277 miles). This result rivals other BEVs in its segment globally and stands out as being highly impressive.
Although Bjørn Nyland was unable to test the BYD Atto 3 at his usually used speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), we must remain patient until it is available in Norway before he can give us a full report.
The BYD Blade Battery-powered Atto 3 appears to be a promising model. It has recently earned a 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP, thus demonstrating its readiness to compete with other BEVs currently on the market.