BYD is about to launch the new seal in Australia, New Zealand possibly a bunch of other countries are definitely going to Europe, Singapore. I believe Japan as you can see it’s going to be a global car for the company and it’s based on their new 3.0 architecture.Reviewers say it’s the best car body ever made.
So is it actually safe? We had the results in some ways. It’s amazingly good. In other ways it’s not quite up to where you might expect .
It is going to compare between BYD Seal and Tesla. Because the seal and the Tesla Model 3 will be very similar prices. Because Tesla has recently reduced the price of the model 3. So they are actually comparable when it comes to safety. The Tesla Model 3 is the best rated sedan outside of the Tesla Model S. When it comes to Euro in cap safety scores and the byd seal has just been tested officially.
The BYD seal is a Sports sedan that it’s 4.8 meters long. About an inch or two longer than a Tesla Model 3. The wheelbase is slightly longer than a model 3. The interior space is slightly bigger than a model 3 but it has a much smaller boot than a model 3. Tesla comes with a Lithium-Ion phosphate battery pack which is similar to BYD that gives similar range.
BYD comes with a 82.5 kWh battery pack much bigger. Therefore it’s actually going to be a bit heavier and possibly not perform as well in this crash safety test. But it actually performed incredibly well.
However, the Chinese n-cap safety tests are now modeled identically on the Euro test so actually in 92.7 point of cases. When a car is tested in Europe or in China they get the same safety scores. Where Tesla electric car safety score was 88.6 points.
China says that the seal is one of the safest cars in the world. Reasons why the byd seal scored really well in the safety test. Because it has a new cell to pack a battery it’s called a CTB.
This means is the battery pack acts as a structural member of the car. This makes the car lighter and more structurally rigid. It is very very similar, almost identical to Tesla’s current structural battery packs.