BYD apologizes for slow delivery of DM-i hybrid models
BYD released its models with DM-i Super Hybrid technology earlier this year, and the high fuel efficiency has attracted a lot of consumer interest. However, the production capacity of these models has not been able to increase quickly, leading to many consumers' dissatisfaction with the long waiting time.
BYD apologized on May 17 for the delay in delivery of the DM-i models, saying that the company was actively making arrangements to accelerate the production capacity of these models.
However, the large number of orders has resulted in relatively slow delivery of vehicles. There is still an average waiting time of 3.5 months for the delivery of additional orders, and BYD apologized for the inconvenience this has caused to customers.
On Jan. 11, BYD unveiled DM-i Super Hybrid technology, a hybrid technology that will enable a vehicle range of more than 1,200km and a 0-100km/h acceleration time that will be 2-3 seconds faster than that of comparable fuel vehicles.
BYD then announced three models equipped with this technology - Qin PLUS DM-i, Song PLUS DM-i and Tang DM-i and launched pre-sale at the same time.
The Qin PLUS DM-i pre-sale price after subsidy is RMB107,800 ($16,744)-147,800, the Song PLUS DM-i pre-sale price after subsidy is RMB153,800-175,800, and the Tang DM-i pre-sale price after subsidy is RMB197,800-224,800.
Previously, there were rumors that BYD chose to maximize the supply of new DM-i models in Chongqing, Tianjin, Hunan, Jiangsu and Guangxi. In response, BYD said that the DM-i models are always supplied for the national market and the rumored move is just a marketing attempt.
BYD said that in the next stage, it will further expand production capacity while ensuring quality and simultaneously build an optimized customer order delivery inquiry system to achieve real-time information tracking of the entire process from customer order to vehicle pickup.