May 17, 2022 - 03:34 pm

Denza presents the D9 electric & hybrid van

Denza, BYD’s Chinese joint venture with Mercedes-Benz, has unveiled the D9, a van available with a choice of pure electric or hybrid drive. Prices for the BEV start at 390,000 Yuan (€55,000).

The two all-electric versions of the Denza D9 are based on BYD’s E-Platform 3.0 with Blade batteries. The platform and battery combination make for a range of over 600 kilometres according to Chinese standards and pre-sales have commenced at prices of 390,000 and 460,000 yuan (around 55,000 and 65,000 euros) respectively.

While the price is considerably higher than what is usually available on the Chinese market, popularity has not lagged for the D9 electric van: Denza announced a few hours after the launch that the D9 MPV received more than 3,000 orders within 30 minutes of the start of pre-sales.

A hybrid version of the D9 is also available with four different battery options with a price range of 335,000 – 445,000 yuan. The electric range is listed from 50 km to 180 km, corresponding to up to 1,040 kilometres total range, albeit according to the outdated NEDC standard.

In terms of charging, a 150 km range can be charged in only 10 minutes, while 30 minutes is sufficient to charge from a 30 per cent battery charge state to 80 per cent.

Denza made headlines late last year when Daimler announced their intention to reduce its involvement shares, leaving 90 per cent of the venture in BYD’s hands. The two companies had been ramping up investment in the joint venture since 2018.,, (in Chinese)


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