Performance of an aircraft? BYD Han is fast, but not like the Tesla Model S (Photo: Walla! System, Udi Etzion)
Price:NIS 335,4 Competitors:Tesla Model S, Mercedes EQE, BMW i8
We liked:Design, spaciousness, fittings, performance
We didn't like:Human engineering, trunk
In the business world, as in the automotive world,
there are stars and there are the rest. Everything that the star of the moment, Nvidia CEO and founder Jensen Huang, the first trillion-dollar chipmaker, will say now, will be talked about and quoted. Just like the following tweet from Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and OpenAi. Although there are thousands of other equally successful managers in their fields.
Musk's popularity is also derived from the incessant talk about Tesla models. Go compete with the electric Model 4 or Model S with an electric Chinese sedan that doesn't have Musk as a presenter, at most Warren Buffett as an investor. Certainly when you enter a market where there are also BMW with the i3 and Mercedes with the EQE. Does BYD-Han even have a chance here?
BYD, for those who haven't looked around on the roads and parking lots in recent months, is today the best-selling car in the country, not only the best-selling electric, but the best-selling car in general, with the Atto 400 crossover model. Han is her respected sister, the one who graduated in economics and management from university, and now goes to work in a suit and tie every morning. It comes here under limited standards, allowing it to sell only up to <> units a year.
Correct nickel measurement on the front and back to clarify: I am not Tesla (Photo: Walla! system, Udi Etzion)
It's a fastback sedan, a bit like Tesla's sedans, but with more nickel for old-world respectability. The cabin is also old world, and that's actually for the best. The Han is no less sophisticated than Tesla, but less sophisticated. There is a 12.8-inch digital instrument cluster for the driver in addition to a huge 15.6-inch multimedia screen that rotates on its side from horizontal to vertical position at the touch of a button, as is customary in BYD, the quality of materials and production is good.
More in Walla!
Smart Test Detects Increased Risk of Stroke - Now on Special Offer
In collaboration with Shahal
The same huge 15.6-inch screen from Hato 3, which is also trimmed here (Photo: Walla! system, Udi Etzion)
The rear seat control screen. In this car, the important person does not necessarily sit in front (Photo: Udi Etzion)
The clearance is excellent at the front and even more so at the back. There it is deemed to be a real saloon, knowing that this is where the people who really matter sit. It's not just the generous spacing that includes the drive in the middle thanks to a flat floor, but the electrical adjustment, the ability to control the climate control temperature separate from a digital screen, the panoramic sunwindow, stereo, and even move the driver's seat.
But not everything is perfect: the car is a bit low, which makes entry and exit less convenient for those who are used to tall vehicles. There are no Android Autos and Apple CarPlay yet, the importer promises that these will join soon, and the luggage compartment with a volume of only 410 liters is not impressive in size and certainly not in the rather narrow opening.
The rear seat generously makes it clear that it is indeed a saloon. But the entrance and exit are not convenient enough (Photo: Walla! system, Udi Etzion)
The equipment is very generous, including a selfie camera, a Dyneoaudio stereo, lightweight 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats and an excellent head-up display.
Safety equipment includes all standard active systems, including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping system, blind-spot vehicle detection and rear cross-traffic warning. What is not a score in the European crash test that has not yet tested it, although it is already sold in Norway and is now being launched in the rest of Western Europe as well.
Most other drivers will see it from this angle (Photo: Walla!, Udi Etzion)
The Han has two electric motors, one for the front axle and one for the rear, creating all-wheel drive with a combined output of 518 hp, a powertrain that is shared with the large 7-seater Tang crossover. The manufacturer's figures promise 3.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, which is very close to the basic Tesla Model S figures. I didn't measure it, but performance is excellent, even if you choose the slower and most economical of the three driving modes. You'll always be first at a traffic light, with performance also creating a lot more opportunities to overtake.
With a length of 5 meters, a width of 1.91 meters, a height of 1.5 meters and a wheelbase of 2.92 meters, it is a big car, and at 2.3 tons it is not very light either. Still, the high grip created by all-wheel drive allows it to be very fast even at turns, with controls preventing understeering generated by generous power. But it's a fast car, not a sporty one.
Adaptive suspension provides very good ride comfort and better than trams and the ride is quiet thanks to good soundproofing.
Power? With an 85 kWh battery, the manufacturer promises 521 km. In practice, the average power consumption on test days was 22 kWh, more at the level of 400 km. But calm driving will allow 450 km. Fast charging is possible with a power of up to 120 kW, not really fast relative to the size of the battery, and the slow charger The vehicle allows charging at a rate of 7.4 kW, Not really fast either. But it has the ability to charge electric cars and appliances (V2L) and is even supplied with a suitable cable, with other importers sending you to purchase it separately.
Not as polished as the Mercedes EQE, not as fast as the Tesla Model S - but costs NIS 300,<> less (Photo: Walla System!, Udi Etzion)
The bottom line is that BYD Han isn't perfect. Safety systems are sometimes annoying with slightly paranoid alerts, too many operational functions require methods between screens, and the loading rate is a bit slow. It has the range and pedigree of the Tesla Model S, and it's not as polished and futuristic as the Mercedes EQE. But at NIS 335,200, it's NIS 300,<>-<>,<> cheaper than both, and that's a lot. And it's fast, comfortable, spacious and equipped like a saloon car should be.
Han is tailor-made for managers who want to place a first electric parking lot, which will be respectable enough, but also not glamorous. Show the environment that this is a manager in the spirit of the times, and the board of directors who is one who manages the money correctly during a slowdown, and manages to bring a good deal in the adjacent car section as well. Value for money is no longer a dirty word in the salon car market either.
ID: BYD Han
Engine, Propulsion:Electric, 2 electric motors, all-wheel drive Power/Torque:518 hp, 71.3 kg
transmission Dimensions:Length (m):4.99
Trunk (liters):410 liters
Maximum speed (km/h):180 Combined range (manufacturer):521 km
Combined range (test):400
Safety:European crash test score:No active safety tested
:lane departure correction, autonomous emergency braking, integrated adaptive cruise control Road sign recognition and crawling in traffic jams, dead zone
vehicle alertAir pollution:
5 years or 100 thousand km per vehicle, 8 years or 160 thousand km per battery
- Car Tests
- BYD Auto