BYD’s Next-Gen Blade EV Battery Set to Offer upto 1000 kms Range, Lower Costs in China

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Chinese automaker BYD is set to unveil its latest Blade EV battery, boasting enhanced range and reduced costs compared to the current version. As part of BYD’s “liberation battle” against gas-powered vehicles, the company has been rolling out budget-friendly EVs to outperform competitors.

The Blade EV battery is critical to BYD’s success, as it powers popular EVs from leading automakers, including Tesla, Ford, Kia, Hyundai, and Toyota. The upcoming battery is projected to deliver an impressive energy density of up to 190Wh/kg, enabling fully electric models to exceed a record-breaking 621 miles (1,000 km) CLTC range.

Current Blade batteries boast an energy density of up to 150Wh/kg, making the next-gen version a significant improvement. Additionally, the new battery is expected to be even more compact and lightweight, with the same endurance, and reduce power consumption per 100 km. This development could lead to enhanced range and performance in the electric vehicles equipped with the next-gen Blade EV battery.

While the new battery is predicted to launch later this year, it is uncertain whether it will be integrated into the BYD Seal 06. The Seal 06 is reported to be the first model with next-gen DM-i tech, offering a range beyond 2,000 km. However, the Seal 06 is not explicitly mentioned as using the next-gen Blade EV battery.

This new battery is a significant step forward in BYD’s ongoing efforts to lead the EV market, offering competitive pricing, range, and performance to consumers. The Chinese automaker is poised to continue its growth trajectory in the sector, with the next-gen Blade EV battery as a key driver of its success.