Official Pics: BYD Qin concept for the Beijing Auto Show
Published on April 18, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD has released the first official pictures of the BYD Qin concept which will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next week. The Qin is a well-styled car, albeit with a messy front, that previews the next generation of large BYD sedans. Under the bonnet, this is BYD, a lotta green high-tech.
The Qin is a ‘dual-mode electric vehicle’, is has two ways of powering the wheels: pure electric mode (EV ) and hybrid mode (HEV). In the hybrid mode power comes from a 1.5L turbo-charged direct-injected engine, it is used mainly for recharging the battery.
The Qin is also equipped with what BYD calls ‘Bi-directional inverter charging and discharging technology.’ How that exactly works it yet unclear, more on that for sure at the Beijing show. BYD did already claim a 0-100km/h: 6.9 seconds.
The Qin is officially still a concept but the vehicle will eventually hit the China car market for around 150.000 yuan, with subsidies from the central and local governments.