BYD to launch electric truck & transporters sales in Hungary

BYD is now introducing its range of electric vans and trucks to the Hungarian market. These include the ETP3 van and the ETM6 truck, which can be ordered there now and are scheduled for delivery in 2022.

Sales in Hungary will be handled by the partner Eurotrade. This also includes customer service, aftersales and spare parts supply, which Eurotrade will handle via its three main locations in Szombathely, Kisigmánd, Esztergom and Kistarcsa, according to the BYD announcement.

The ETP3 is a small van derived from a passenger car van. The 4.46-metre-long ETP3 has an unladen weight of 1.7 tonnes and a payload of 720 kilograms. The range with the 50.3 kWh NMC battery is supposed to be 269 kilometres in the combined WLTP cycle, in the city up to 310 kilometres are possible – with a full load both values should drop significantly.

The battery is charged with up to 40 kW via a CCS connection; a full charge to 100 per cent should then take 1.5 hours. With the 6.6 kW AC charger, the charging time is 7.5 hours. The electric motor has a maximum output of 100 kW, the rated power is 35 kW.

For larger transport tasks, BYD has the ETM6 in its range. The 7.5-tonne truck offers a payload of 3,990 kilograms. The ETM6 is 5.95 metres long, 2.10 metres wide and 2.94 metres high. BYD does not specify a WLTP range here, but 200 kilometres with a full load. Unlike the ETP3 with its NMC battery, the 7.5-tonne truck relies on an LFPÜ battery with an installed capacity of 126 kWh. The battery is supposed to be able to be charged with up to 120 kW DC, and with a charging time of 1.2 hours, the battery will be full even faster than the one from the ETP3.

“There is exciting market potential for our all-electric, zero-emission BYD eTrucks in Hungary at a time when the world is coming together to tackle climate change,” says Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe. “BYD is committed to playing an active role in helping commercial transport make a smooth transition to clean, all-electric trucks that are safe, reliable and practical to operate.”


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