The Dolphin is the first electric car in the BYD “Marine Car Series” lineup with the theme of marine life.
Seeing how it looks, BYD Dolphin is said to have taken inspiration from the exterior design of a dolphin with a body that tends to be round.
Then the interior contains colors and design elements inspired by coral, shells, and other marine life.
BYD Dolphin Specifications
Dimensionally, the BYD Dolphin has a length of 4,070-4,150 mm, a body width of 1,770mm, a height of 1,570 mm and a wheelbase of 2,700 mm.
Oh yes, the length of BYD Dolphin varies based on its four variants. The Active variant is 4,070 mm, Free and Fashion is 4,125 mm, and the Knight is 4,150 mm.
The BYD Dolphin is equipped with two choices of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor electric motors that drive the front wheels.
The Active, Free and Fashion variants get an electric motor that produces 70 kW or 95 hp and 180 Nm of torque.
As for the Knight variant, the motor is more powerful, namely 130 kW or 176 hp and 290 Nm of torque.
Regarding the battery, BYD provides Dolphin Lithium-ion batteries in two capacity options. The Active variant gets a 30.7 kWh battery.
BYD claims the smallest Dolphin battery has an estimated range of 301 kilometers according to New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standards.
For the Free, Fashion, and Knight variants, BYD provides a larger battery capacity of 44.9 kWh.
Although the battery is the same, the distance traveled is different because of the motor used. Free and Fashion are claimed to be sufficient for 405 km, while Knight is only 401 km.
Interestingly about charging, both BYD Dolphin battery options can be charged 30-80% fast with a claim time of only 30 minutes.