500,000th BYD Dolphin rolls of production line, Brazil’s best selling EV in August

BYD has celebrated a new milestone for its BYD Dolphin. On September 22, 2023, the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer celebrated the production of its 500,000th BYD Dolphin hatchback.

The BYD Dolphin made its global debut in August 2021, and for 19 consecutive months, it held its position as the top-selling model in the Chinese domestic market. Besides the Chinese market, the BYD Dolphin also became the best-selling EV in Brazil for the month of August this year, with a total of 4,000 units sold.

Back in July, the BYD Dolphin also made its launch in Malaysia with two variants offered – the Dynamic Standard Range and the Premium Extended Range. Both variants carry a price tag of RM100,530 and RM125,530 (OTR, without insurance) respectively, making it one of the cheapest EVs in the Malaysian market.

The BYD Dolphin Standard Range features a front-mounted single motor that puts out 94 hp and 180 Nm. The Extended Range on the other hand is powered by a more powerful motor that also powers the front wheels, churning out 201 hp and 310 Nm.

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Supplying power to the electric motor is the carmaker’s in-house developed Blade Cell-to-Body (CTB) battery, which contains a capacity of 44.9 kWh for the Standard Range and 60.48 kWh for the Extended Range. When the Dolphin runs out of juice, it can be charged at a maximum rate of either 7 kW AC, as well as 60 kW DC for the Standard Range and 80 kW DC for the Extended Range.

Up north, the BYD Dolphin also made its Thailand market debut back in July and has managed to achieve fifth place in EV sales. This was achieved just in its first month on the market, with 481 units delivered to customers. Outside of the Asian market, the EV hatchback has also stepped its foot on UK soil and has recently completed its first test drive event.

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