Daimler has launched its emission free mobility vehicle Denza 400 in partnership with BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT), China’s first Sino-German joint venture focused on electric vehicles. Denza 400 vehicle with upgraded battery, electric motor and electronic control rolls off the production line, providing a range of up to 400 km confirming Daimler’s commitment to providing emission free mobility solutions in China’s growing new energy vehicles market.
With this launch, Daimler extends its portfolio of new energy vehicles (NEV) with the introduction of the Denza 400. The vehicles are manufactured at BDNT’s independent production line at the BYD base in Shenzhen. The new flexible production line will increase capacity based on future market demand. Today’s start of production of another NEV underlines Daimler’s comprehensive approach in the area of electric mobility.
The Denza 400 features improved battery density achieved through an upgraded production process that increases the battery’s capacity from 47.5 kWh to 62 kWh while maintaining the original size. With an upgraded range of up to 400 km, most Chinese consumers, who generally drive 50 to 80 km per day, will only need to recharge their Denza 400 once per week.
The first generation of Denza was launched in 2014 as the premiere offering from the first Sino-German joint venture dedicated to electric vehicles in China. With nearly 3,000 units sold in its first year in 2015, Denza quickly became the choice for those seeking convenient and reliable emission-free mobility.
BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) in Shenzhen is the first Sino-German joint venture dedicated to an all-electric vehicle in and for China. It targets raising the bar in the domestic electric vehicle market by combining Daimler’s renowned engineering expertise as global forerunner in safety and quality with BYD’s leading battery technology.
BDNT will continue to focus on the development of energy-saving, safe, comfortable and high quality electric cars. The joint venture is committed to become China’s most successful new energy automobile manufacturer, to promote new energy vehicle (NEV) development and to create a better living environment.