Audi might source out EV batteries from BYD

29 August 2019, 14:06:53

Audi might source out EV batteries from BYDBYD is China's second-biggest batteries supplier and the country's leading manufacturer of electric vehicles. People, who required to stay anonymous, shared with Bloomberg that Audi and BYD are in private talks regarding Audi sourcing out batteries for its premium electric vehicles from BYD. The Chinese company is in talks with other EV manufacturers as well, so is Audi but with other battery suppliers. Currently, for the Audi Q2L SUV that's sold in China, Audi uses CATL batteries. No final decisions have been made yet and both companies have not made official comments on the matter.Source

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EV Specifications

Complete specifications of EVs, grouped according to their brand and year

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Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2020 KIA e-Niro

2020 KIA e-Niro 4

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 172.2 in / 4375 mm
Width: 71.1 in / 1805 mm
Height: 61.4 in / 1560 mm
Curb weight: 3994.78 lb / 1812 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3800 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2022 Tesla Cybertruck

2022 Tesla Cybertruck Tri Motor AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 6
Length: 231.7 in / 5885 mm
Width: 79.8 in / 2027 mm
Height: 75.0 in / 1905 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 186.0 in / 4724 mm
Width: 74.0 in / 1880 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 98.8 kWh

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 186.0 in / 4724 mm
Width: 74.0 in / 1880 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Battery: 98.8 kWh

2020 Tesla Model X

2020 Tesla Model X Performance (SR)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW @ 6150 rpm, 660 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 193 kW @ 6100 - 6800 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2020 Tesla Model S

2020 Tesla Model S Performance (SR)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4940.56 lb / 2241 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW @ 5900 rpm, 650 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 193 kW @ 6100 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2020 Tesla Model 3

2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4100.6 lb / 1860 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2020 MINI Cooper SE

2020 MINI Cooper SE Level III

Doors: 3, Seats: 4
Length: 151.4 in / 3845 mm
Width: 68.0 in / 1727 mm
Height: 56.4 in / 1432 mm
Curb weight: 3009.31 lb / 1365 kg
Electric motor: 135 kW, 270 Nm @ 100 - 1000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 32.6 kWh, Voltage: 350.4 V

2020 Polestar 2

2020 Polestar 2 Performance Package

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 181.4 in / 4607 mm
Height: 58.2 in / 1478 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 78 kWh

2019 NIO ES6

2019 NIO ES6 Performance 84 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 190.9 in / 4850 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1965 mm
Height: 68.1 in / 1731 mm
Electric motor #1: 240 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 84 kWh

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front

2020 Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Location: Rear

2020 Opel Corsa-e

2020 Opel Corsa-e First Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 159.8 in / 4060 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 3373.07 lb / 1530 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2020 Volkswagen ID.3

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.1 in / 1552 mm
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 77 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Max

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.1 in / 1552 mm
Curb weight: 3637.63 lb / 1650 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 58 kWh

2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 195.4 in / 4963 mm
Height: 54.3 in / 1378 mm
Curb weight: 5059.61 lb / 2295 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 300 Nm, Location: Front
Electric motor #2: 300 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 93.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo

Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 195.4 in / 4963 mm
Height: 54.4 in / 1381 mm
Curb weight: 5081.66 lb / 2305 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 300 Nm, Location: Front
Electric motor #2: 300 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 93.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V