"BYD is looking at the smaller EV market slightly differently and now has plans
to launch its smallest EV hatchback with a new sodium-ion battery. Reports of
this new battery surfaced on local media and cnevpost
The BYD sodium-ion batteries are to be tested in December 2022 with an expected
launch of the BYD Seagull in the second quarter of 2023.
According to the reports, the reason to use the new sodium-ion batteries is to
have another solution while the lithium prices remain high.
BYD has plans to mass-produce sodium-ion batteries in 2023 as it aims to bring
more affordable EVs with a reasonable range to market.
Performance-wise, the sodium-ion batteries are suitable for low-range
applications like those found in smaller cars like the BYD Dolphin and the
upcoming Seagull model. The new BYD Dolphin EV hatchback was recently spotted
being tested in Sydney."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics