BYD F3 DM Hybrid Plug In.


The Chinese beat everyone with the 1st Plug In Hybrid.
It will cost, in China, about 40% Less than a Prius. Or about the price of a local Ford Focus.

-Powered by a 1.3 Liter engine.
-Top speed is about 90MPH
-Batteries can be charged 4000 times. (But start to lose power after 2000 charges)
-Can charge 50% of the batteries in 10 minutes
-9 hours for a full home charge

What do you think???

Conversation 16 comments

  1. What does it mean ‘battery can be charged 2000 times’? Does that mean just the plug-in charge or constant charging since hybrid charges constantly even when moving. It mostly uses regenerative braking to charge the battery. If this were the case, 2000 charges is not much. Plug-in only charge would take the battery about 5 years to replace if plugged in everyday.

    Not great.

  2. It will probably catch fire or some other disaster before the batteries wear out, due to the seriously substandard materials found in many Chinese cars.

  3. How is this possible? GM is the leader in electronic car technology, just ask GM CEO Rick Wagoner!

  4. Sorry, I will not purchase a Chinese car. Especially not a hybrid. They’ll have to climb their way up like the Japanese and the Koreans w/ proven, long term quality and reliability before I will even consider one.

    And even then I probably still wouldn’t.

    Just being honest.

  5. Powered by a 1.3 liter engine that will need to be rebuilt at 30,000 miles

    Top speed is about 90mph, but roadworthy at only 40mph

    Batteries can be charged 4000 times, max. Under the assumption that it’s charged an average of 5X per day in perfect 72 degree weather.

    Can pass a 35mph crash test… into 20ft wall of styrofoam peanuts.

    NO DEAL. I wouldn’t trust a chinese Energizer bunny Corolla knockoff any more than I’d trust a Chinese Prado wallet sold on the corner of 42nd and Broadway.

  6. what the comunist are trying to do is killing everyone lelse bu sellin these crappy electric cars so people die in them they needto be stopeped

  7. Nice technology.

    I don’t know how many will take a finite number of charges, even if 2000 charges (before it starts to lose some of it’s power) equals charging it once a day for almost 5.5 years.

    Most people expect to keep their cars for 10+ years. At least those of us who buy Toyota or Honda do. I wouldn’t purchase a car that I couldn’t keep for 7 years (because, at 9 hours to hold a charge, I’d have to charge it at home AND at work before I left. That reduces my 2000 times to less than 3 years of use).

  8. “Batteries can be charged 4000 times”. It means if you charge your batteries once a day they’ll live 11 years. Your car will surely do more.

    100 kilometres of authonomy. In most of cases it means less than a charge a day.
    It’s aldo powered by a 1.3 liter for larger distances.

    100 km/h of limit speed.
    For sale at 22.000 USD = 16.000 EUR.

    Very nice!

  9. “Batteries can be charged 4000 times”. It means if you charge your batteries once a day they’ll live 11 years. Your car will surely do more.

    100 kilometres of authonomy. In most of cases it means less than a charge a day.
    It’s aldo powered by a 1.3 liter for larger distances.

    100 km/h of limit speed.
    For sale at 22.000 USD = 16.000 EUR.

    Very nice!

  10. If I had to choose between this and a current Ford Focus for the same amount of $ I would take the Ford.

  11. BYD? aren’t they the one making lithium-ion batteries for cell phones?

    4000 times? that’s it!? it might work in cell phones but not in cars.

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