Meet one of the cheapest EVs to enter Malaysia; the BYD Dolphin

Meet one of the cheapest EVs to enter Malaysia; the BYD Dolphin

KUALA LUMPUR: BYD Malaysia previewed the Dolphin EV last year during the launch of the Atto 3. Though the EV is due to enter the Malaysian market any time this year, its cheap price tag can be estimated from the Thai-spec model.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the BYD Dolphine costs?

    In the Thai market, the BYD Dolphine is estimated to go on sale for THB 799,999 (approx. RM104k). Thus, making the Dolphin more affordable than the City Hatchback e:HEV RS hybrid.
  • When will the Dolphine enter the Malaysian market?

    The BYD EV is due to enter the Malaysian market by Q4 2023.
  • Also Read: BYD delivers the first 100 units of the Atto 3 EV; more to come soon

    BYD Dolphin

    Yes, the BYD Dolphin has made it to the Thai market. The Chinese EV was recently unveiled at the 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show and is estimated to go on sale for THB 799,999 (approx. RM104k). Thus, making the Dolphin more affordable than the City Hatchback e:HEV RS hybrid (THB 849,000)!

    In Malaysia, the BYD Dolphin is expected to launch in Q4 2023. Until then we have to wait for its price tag that might be in line with the government’s plan to reduce EV prices in our country so that more citizens can afford them”.

    BYD Dolphin in Thailand

    Let’s check out the Thai-spec BYD Dolphin for reference and see what we should expect from the upcoming EV.

    Platform

    The upcoming Dolphin underpinned the brand’s e-platform 3.0. While it fits in the same segment as the City Hatchback, it is slightly shorter in length than the latter but gets a longer wheelbase due to the fully-electric platform. Thus, translating into a spacious cabin.

    Variants

    In Thailand, the Dolphin is offered in a single variant option.

    Powertrain

    The EV is powered by a single e-motor placed on the front axle. The motor is juiced by a 44.9 kWh Blade battery pack which gets charged via a 7kW on-board AC charger (6 hours and 25 minutes for full charge) or a 60 kW DC fast charger (from 30 to 80% in 30 minutes)

    The total system output reads a maximum power of 95 hp along with a peak torque of 180 Nm.

    BYD Dolphin specs

    Performance

    The EV offers a range of up to 410 km on the NEDC test cycle and can complete a century sprint in just 12.3 seconds

    Color options

    The exterior is offered in two color tones, namely Coastal Cream and Flora Purple. The cabin features a two-tone black-beige hue.
    Are you excited about the upcoming BYD Dolphin? Stay calm, it is on its way and will be amongst us before the end of this year.

    Also Read: 7 Chinese cars coming to Malaysia in 2023

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