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BYD T5 electric light truck is Ready to Revolutionize transport in China

Published on August 11, 2014 by W.E. Ning

BYD T5 electric light truck is Ready to Revolutionize transport in China

This is the new BYD T5 electric light-truck, a vehicle that could revolutionize transport in China. The BYD T5 will have a top speed of 50 kilometers per hour and a range of about 400 kilometer, making it a perfect solution for transportation within city limits.

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Today, this work is done by very noisy and very dirty diesel-powered trucks, polluting the skies as they drive from the distribution centers on the edge of town to their destinations inside town. The seldom go faster than 40 and easily drive a few hundred kilometers a day. It is this system that BYD is aiming at with the T5, accompanied by the smaller BYD T3 and larger BYD T7. Going all-electric would definitely make a difference.

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Biggest obstacle is price. Light trucks are almost as cheap as televisions in China, and fuel is still very cheap as well. The T5 thus has to be cheap enough to convince transport companies they can earn back the extra investment very fast. The government will likely help out with generous subsidies, as this is exactly the kind of green-tech invention Beijing has been dreaming about for so long.

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Battery pack sits between the front and rear axes, below the load bay.

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  1. marco loglio- August 12, 2014 Reply

    50 km/h looks a too low max speed. This truck should have at least 80 km/h max speed. Even destinated to the trafic in the congested cities of the China mainlnad, a too limited speed can be both dangerous for the other vehicles and not practical for the driver and the trasportation company. Anyway the idea of pure electric trucks for the transportation of the good in the cities of China is very good. BYD still remain the company with the best EV marketing concepts in between the domestic EV makers.

  2. electrive.net » Formel E, BYD, Tesla, Ford, Riese & Müller.- August 12, 2014 Reply

    […] Elektro-Lkw von BYD: Im Netz sind neue Fotos vom BYD T5 auftaucht, einem rein elektrischen Lastwagen, der es auf bis zu 400 Kilometer Reichweite bringen soll. Angeblich plant BYD auch eine kleinere Ausführung namens T3 sowie ein größes Modell, das die Bezeichnung T7 tragen soll. carnewschina.com […]

  3. electrive.com » Formula E, BYD, Tesla, Toyota, Mahindra Reva.- August 12, 2014 Reply

    […] Electric lorry by BYD: Spyshots showing the BYD T5 are circulating in the world wide web. The all-electric T5 is said to have a range of 400 kilometres and apparently, the Chinese company plans to issue a smaller version called T3 as well as a bigger model, the T7 in due time. carnewschina.com […]

  4. Barry- August 12, 2014 Reply

    You have a valid point but if only being used in city
    50k is quite enough. Tha faster you go the more you strain the batteries.

  5. electrive.net » KULAN, TU Chemnitz, TU Dresden, Lux Research.- August 13, 2014 Reply

    […] Meistgeklickter Link am Dienstag waren die neuen Bilder vom BYD T5, einem rein elektrischen Lastwagen, der es auf bis zu 400 Kilometer Reichweite bringen soll. carnewschina.com […]

  6. electrive.com » KULAN, Lux Research, Consumer Reports, Audi.- August 13, 2014 Reply

    […] strong>Most clicked link on Tuesday were the spyshots of BYD’s all-electric lorry for the city. carnewschina.com […]

  7. Roger Atkins- August 13, 2014 Reply

    Taxis, Buses, and Trucks! This are the crucial sectors for EV and it seems BYD are progressing well!
    Please have a look at the following links to qualify why I make my statement..
    http://youtu.be/Qz1BaheLzaA

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    […] government subsidies might help convince some companies to make the switch to BYD's electric truck. See more over at Car News China. The Mahindra Reva e2o electric vehicle will offer a fast charging feature, called Quick2Charge. […]

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