The BYD Han is an electric saloon from China that's now available in Europe. It's time to see how the four-door EV handles getting through the cones in the moose test.
The Han is a fairly large saloon with a length of 4,995 millimetres. For comparison, a Mercedes-Benz EQE is 5,001 mm. The EV has an electric motor powering each axle for a total of 510 bhp. The 85.4-kilowatt-hour battery provides a WLTP range of 324 miles.
Gallery: BYD Han
KM77.com first puts the Han through the slalom, and the car proves challenging to drive. The accelerator is so responsive that the pilot struggles to keep the vehicle on a consistent path through the cones.
Next, it's time for the moose test. BYD sets up the Han for driving comfort rather than sharp handling. The saloon suffers from understeer in this evaluation. With an entrance speed of 47.85 miles per hour, the car is unable to transition to the third set of cones and blasts through the second stage.
The testers have to reduce the entrance speed to 43.5 mph to make a successful run. There's nearly a passing performance at 45.98 mph, but the Han barely touches a cone. An attempt at 46.6 mph is another failure.
BYD also offers two electric SUVs in Europe. The Atto 3 is the smaller offering starting at €44,625 in Germany. The Tang is the larger, seven-seat model for €71,400. The brand also plans to introduce the Dolphin hatchback And Seal saloon models to that market in 2023.