BYD Starts mass production of Seal electric sedan in June

Estimated monthly capacity of 15,000 units

BYD Seal Electric Sedan

BYD Seal Electric Sedan. (Photos: BYD)

will start mass production of the Seal electric this month, with a monthly capacity of 15,000 units, according to the Weibo post of Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, on June 12.

The is a mid-size electric sedan that uses the e- 3.0 architecture. This electric sedan is the second model in BYD’s Marine Life EV , after the Dolphin.

BYD Seal comes with pre-sale prices ranging from 212,800 yuan to 289,800 yuan ($31,582 – $43,010). BYD recorded 22,637 orders for the Seal electric sedan within seven hours of pre-sales opening on May 20.

BYD Seal adopts CTB (cell-to-body) technology, iTAC and rear-wheel drive architecture for the first time. In the central control, Corsair uses the latest DiLink intelligent network connection with a 15.6-inch Adaptive Rotating Pad, which can support 5G network connection.

Data from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the BYD Seal is available in three power versions:

Data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) on June 10 showed that passenger car sales in China reached 1.354 million in May, down 16.9% over the same month last year. The decline was caused by the lockdown policy which had an impact on the and production.

BYD’s total sales came in second this month, with retail sales of 114,000 vehicles, representing a year-on-year increase of 159.5 percent.