On September 2nd, BYD’s new EV, BYD e2, was officially launched. The official guide price is 89,800 – 119,800 yuan (~US$12,516 – US$16,678) , it offers four trims. BYD e2 is powered by a 70kW(93hp) electric motor and the NEDC range has two versions of 189miles(305km) and 251miles(405km). BYD e2 is a cost effective EV that is positioned below the BYD “Dynasty” lineup.
Appearance: not belonging to the BYD “Dynasty” series, but it is the family’s DNA.
BYD e2 is a crossover hatchback, although it does not belong to the “Dynasty” series, but the charm of the front face is still there. Overall, the body shape is still simple, not too much use of chrome decoration, but adds the right amount of black decoration.
Unlike the BYD “dynasty” series, the BYD e2 is not equipped with a larger rim, but a 16-inch rim that is more price-aligned. The matching tire size is 205/60 R16.
Interior: the rotatable screen is still eye-catching
The interior design of BYD e2 is very family style. The rotatable screen is still the most eye-catching configuration in the car, the relatively special place is the knob type gear control. Limited by the price positioning, the center console fabric is mainly made of hard plastic, but the leather grain design is used, and the visual effect is good.
BYD e2 is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor with maximum power of 70kW and peak torque of 180N.m, it offers two versions of range, 305km and 405km.
The chassis of the BYD e2 is more conventional, featuring front McPherson independent suspension and rear torsion beam non-independent suspension.