Chinese EV powerhouse BYD has big plans to sell EVs in Europe. The first move will be the introduction of the second-generation Tang electric compact SUV to the Norwegian market.
The BYD Tang EV600 features permanent all-wheel drive, and a 373-mile NEDC range. Pricing will be announced later this year.
BYD is already selling electric buses in European markets. The company plans to bring a full range of commercial EVs to Europe later this year, including a panel van, 7.5-ton and 19-ton distribution trucks, and a yard tractor.
“The Norwegian market is the natural choice for BYD to start this trial as we look to expand our EV presence in Europe,” said Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe. “Norway is the most advanced market in Europe when it comes to the widespread adoption and usage of electric vehicles, as well as possessing a comprehensive charging network. We will closely evaluate how the market performs, but, in the longer term, it is our aim to expand passenger car sales beyond Norway.”