The first tests of the BYD Atto 3 with Blade battery surprised by its excellent average fuel consumption.
The Chinese manufacturer BYD enjoys great popularity in its own country, but outside its borders it may not be as well known, at least for now, but it is set to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the coming years.
BYD has also developed its own battery technology, the so-called Blade batteries, which offer very interesting features and performance.
One of the most awaited BYD electric cars in Europe is the BYD Atto 3, also known in China as BYD Yuan Plus. At Somos Eléctricos we have already talked to you about this vehicle.
The BYD Atto 3 is a mid-size electric SUV, a car segment that is very popular in Europe and which could be the Chinese manufacturer’s trump card to increase its popularity in European countries.
The BYD Atto 3 is not yet marketed in Europe, but the youtuber Bjørn Nyland has had the opportunity to test a unit and thanks to his video we can know very interesting details about the average consumption and range of the BYD Atto 3.
First of all, it should be noted that the BYD Atto 3 test was conducted in an environment with a temperature of 25 degrees and an average speed of 90 km / h, so these data will vary significantly if the test is performed at higher speeds as would happen in Spain.
The BYD Atto 3 has a range of 420 kilometres under the WLTP cycle and is fitted with a 60.48 kWh Blade lithium-ferrophosphate battery. The vehicle is equipped with a single electric motor on the front axle that produces a total of 204 hp.
BYD ATTO 3 range and real average fuel consumption
And once we know the data from the BYD Atto 3 data sheet, it is time to know the real data obtained by Bjørn Nyland in his test.
The results after watching his video (you can see it below) is that the BYD ATTO 3 made an average consumption of 13.4 kWh/100 km, a really low consumption and taking into account that the battery capacity is 60 kWh gives us a total range of 445 kilometres. This is more range than the range approved under the WLTP cycle.
It should be taken into account that the average speed was 90 km/h, but we can get a clear idea that at higher speeds, for example 110 km/h – 120 km/h, the range is around 400 kilometres, which is certainly very, very good.
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