According to the Financial Associated Press, in response to the rumors that “BYD’s all-solid-state lithium battery will be produced in Chongqing and will soon be loaded into the test” and “BYD’s sodium battery has also begun to enter the battery working condition test stage”, BYD responded: “Recent rumors about solid-state batteries and sodium-ion batteries, after confirmation with the company, are all false information.”
According to a report by “Later Auto” today, BYD plans to mass-produce sodium-ion batteries in the second quarter of 2023, which will be installed in some configurations and models of Qin EV, Dolphin and the new model Seagull. The Seagull is an A0-class small car priced at RMB 80,000 to RMB 100,000.
BYD’s new energy passenger vehicles currently include DM and EV routes, with Dynasty series models such as Han, Tang, Song, Qin, and Yuan, and marine series models such as seals, dolphins, and destroyers.
Data show that BYD’s sales of new energy vehicles in October reached 217,800, a year-on-year increase of 168.9%; from January to October, sales of new energy vehicles were 1,402,900, a year-on-year increase of 158.52%. On November 16, BYD’s 3 millionth new energy vehicle officially rolled off the production line.