BYD have been at the forefront of electrifying vehicles in the Chinese market for several years, first their E6 passenger car which they handed over to taxi fleets, and the K9 bus which seems to be have been welcomed all over the world and then comes the T5 electric light truck.
Information beyond spy pictures is limited at the moment but from what we have gathered the T5 is good for a 400km range if the speed is kept below 50km/h which is likely on par with what most inner city driving requires in the 21st century. BYD’s own brand Iron Phosphate batteries are stored in the chassis where the engine and drive shaft once was so storage space is not comprimised at the least. From what we have learned, the T5 is the first commercial vehicle from BYD but we understand that the company are planning a smaller T3 and an even larger T7 in the near future.
More news on BYD’s EV plans as we get it.