BYD launches YangWang U9, its first pure electric supercar

BYD, China’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles and power battery, unveils the first pure electric supercar model U9 under its high-end sub-brand, YangWang, priced at 1.68 million yuan (€ 220,000), and announced the delivery will start in summer 2024.

BYD launches YangWang U9, its first pure electric supercar

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The YangWang U9 is powered by two core technologies, the e4 platform and the DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System, “revolutionizing the pure electric supercar segment, seamlessly integrating track performance, street adaptability, and playful features“, according to BYD.

In recent tests, the YangWang U9 reaches a top speed of 309.19 km/h and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.36 seconds, with 0-400 m acceleration in only 9.78 seconds. Besides, after rigorous track testing, the U9 has fine-tuned its thermal management system to better resist high temperatures, resulting in a 100% increase in maximum cooling capacity. The Blade Battery facilitates discharging and cooling functions and Dual Plug-in Ultra-fast charging technology boasts a maximum charging power of 500 kW. Additionally, YangWang U9 is equipped with 12 sets of active and passive aerodynamic packages to reduce drag coefficient and enhance heat dissipation efficiency.

The YangWang U9 boasts the “Super Carbon-Fiber Cabin, a structure made of different materials”, and the next-generation CTB technology. “And it contributes to unprecedented torsional stiffness of 54425N·m/deg and the single-side compressive load of the roof exceeds 11 tons, ensuring comprehensive travel safety“, says BYD.

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