Daimler and BYD launch Denza 500 BEV for China

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Daimler and BYD have launched a new Denza electric vehicle for the Chinese market. The joint venture between the two companies – Shenzhen Denza New Energy Automotive Co. – has unveiled the new model, the Denza 500. Engineered and produced in China for the national market, the vehicle features a refreshed exterior design and extended electric range of approximately 500km.

Daimler and BYD launch Denza 500 BEV for China

The Denza design benefits from Daimler’s vehicle architecture expertise and BYD’s advances in battery technology. Upgraded connectivity features include charging solutions and the Denza smartphone app which (along with a WeChat account or car navigation system) provides the locations of more than 112,000 charging locations across China.

Daimler and BYD launch Denza 500 BEV for China

A new battery design, coupled with additional weight reductions, increase the vehicle’s energy efficiency, making the approximately 500km range possible. The Denza 500 was tested in a wide range of climatic conditions, including in temperatures as low as -40°C.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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