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BYD launches its first 1-ton electric truck model with 82kWh Blade battery in South Korea


According to Kuai Keji (Fast Technology), On April 6, BYD launched its first model T4K in South Korea. It is a pure electric 1t (load capacity one ton) light truck model jointly invested and developed by BYD and GS. The initial delivery volume is 500 units, and deliveries are expected to begin in May.

It is understood that 1t trucks are known as “special vehicles for small business owners” in South Korea, with about 2.3 million vehicles in the country, and about 200,000 new vehicles being replaced every year. It has huge market demand potential, and the South Korean government has also launched many policies to support the development of environmentally friendly vehicles, including electric trucks.

BYD T4K combines BYD’s years of technical accumulation in the field of commercial vehicles and the unique needs of the Korean market. The body size is 5310mm in length, 1770mm in width and 2100mm in height.

Its battery capacity is an 82kwh blade battery, certified by the Korean Ministry of the Environment for a range of 246 kilometers at room temperature and 209 kilometers at low temperature. The motor power is 140kW.

It supports front seat heating, ventilation, steering wheel heating, electric folding rearview mirror, 12.8-inch central control large screen, wireless charging of mobile phones, knob-type shifting and so on.

In April 2018, BYD brought 20 electric buses to South Korea for the first time and put them on Jeju Island. As of March this year, a total of 301 electric buses have been put into the Korean market, with a cumulative operating mileage of more than 25 million kilometers, reducing 25,800 tons of carbon dioxide emissions for South Korea.