BYD F3DM

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The F3DM is a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) built by BYD on basis of the F3 compact sedan. It was launched at the Guangzhou motor show in November 2008 and was released a month later with list price of 149,800 Yuan. The development of the PHEV was said to begin in 2003. On March 29, 2010, the "low-carbon" version went on sale for 169,800 Yuan, featuring a solar-panel car roof.

Employing two electric motors–called "M1" and "M2"–and one 1.0L petrol engine, the F3DM can run in "dual modes" (thus for the "DM" in the car’s name). In the hybrid mode, the M1, M2, and petrol engine work together and can put out up to 125kw of power. Without the help from the ICE–that is, in the pure-electric state, the car can drive up to 60km.

BYD ended production of the hybrid in the second half of 2013 when the second-gen (F3DM II), "Qin," was released.

The central government of China offered a subsidy of 50,000 Yuan for each F3DM purchase; on top of that, the city of Shenzhen, where BYD is based, provides 30,000. The incentives, however, failed to spark sales. Deliveries reached only 1,201 and 1,005 in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

  2010 BYD F3DM (Solar panel roof version)
Price: MSRP (Yuan) 169,800
Powertrain  
Dual Mode EV, HEV
Engine Type
1.0L L4 16V SOHC
Engine Name 371QA
Max. Power (kW/rpm)
50/7500
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm) 90/3500-4500
Electric Motor Permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor
Electromotor Output (kW)
75
Combined Output (kW) 125
Battery Fe-battery, LiFePO4
Power Management System Intelligent Central Management System
Transmission
CVT
Suspension Front
MacPherson
Suspension Rear
Trailing arm
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Disc/disc
Steering Electrical power assisted
Performance  
Top Speed (km/h)
150 and up
0-100km (s) 10.5
EV Range (km) 100
Electricity Consumption (kwh per 100km) 16 and blow
Fuel & Emissions  
Fuel Economy (L/100km)
4.0
Tank Capacity (L) 50
Emission Level China 4
Dimensions  
Overall Length (mm)
4533
Overall Width (mm)
1705
Overall Height (mm)
1490
Wheelbase (mm)
1520
Curb Weight (kg)
1560
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Volume (L)
480
Exterior  
Tires 195/60 R15
Solar Panel Roof S
Halogen Headlights
S
Rear Fog Lamp
S
Power Exterior Rearview Mirrors S
Interior  
Power Windows S
Power Door Locks S
Rear Window Defroster S
Tilt Steering Column S
Steering Wheel Audio Control S
Radio/CD Player S
Auto Air Conditioner S
Safety  
Double Front Airbags S
ABS+EBD S
Seatbelt Reminder S
Anti-theft System S
Parking Radar S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available