Review: BYD Denza 500

New DENZA electric vehicle brings a refreshed exterior design and extended range of around 500 kilometers

Key Specifications

  • Model: Denza 500
  • First available: March 2018
  • Electric/Hybrid: Electric
  • Seats: 5
  • Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 10.5s
  • Range: 310 miles 500 km
  • Price: $47,600

Range & Battery

  • Battery options

    • Battery model: Lithium battery
    • Battery capacity: 70 KWH
    • Battery power output: 86 kW or 135 kW
  • Charge time

    • Special ABB wall box charging
    • ABB home wall box (7 kW) in 7 hours
    • ABB home wall box (22 kW) in less than 3 hours

Innovation & Self-driving

The DENZA 500 adopts a refreshed and unique exterior design, featuring “tiger eye” LED headlights and rippling LED taillights, while inside sees a larger 9-inch touchscreen. Upgraded connectivity services include charging solutions and the DENZA smartphone application. Via the DENZA application, WeChat account, or car navigation system, DENZA owners can quickly locate over 112,000 charging piles across the country. A new battery and additional weight reductions allow increased energy efficiency, providing an extended range of around 500 km. The new DENZA 500 was tested in a wide range of harsh conditions, including severe winter testing at temperatures of as low as –40 degrees Celsius.

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