Exciting news for electric vehicle enthusiasts in Malaysia as Sime Darby Motors has launched the highly anticipated BYD Dolphin EV, offering an affordable and feature-packed option for those looking to make the switch to emission-free driving.
The Dolphin EV, which has been garnering attention globally, is now available in Malaysia with a starting price of just RM99,900, making it one of the best-priced EVs in the market at the moment.
The Dolphin EV comes in two variants, each catering to different driving needs and preferences – the Standard Range and the Extended Range. With its competitive pricing and impressive specifications, the Dolphin EV is poised to be a game-changer in the EV segment in Malaysia.
The Dynamic Standard Range Variant – RM99,900
The Standard Range variant of the BYD Dolphin EV is priced at an attractive RM99,900, offering a great option for budget-conscious EV buyers. Despite its affordable price tag, the Standard Range variant does not compromise on performance or features.
It comes with a WLTP-certified range of 410km, powered by a 44.9kWh battery. The motor produces 94hp of power and 180Nm of torque, enabling a respectable 0-100km/h acceleration time of 12.3 seconds.
The Dolphin EV Standard Range also features a max DC charging capacity of 60kW, ensuring quick and convenient charging options for users on the go.
The Premium Extended Range Variant – RM124,900
For those seeking more range and higher performance, the Extended Range variant of the BYD Dolphin EV is available at RM124,900. This variant offers an extended WLTP-certified range of 490km, thanks to its larger 60.48kWh battery.
The motor in this variant is more potent, producing 201hp of power and 310Nm of torque, resulting in a swift 0-100km/h acceleration time of 7.0 seconds.
The Extended Range variant also boasts a higher max DC charging capacity of 80kW, enabling even faster charging times to keep users on the move with ease. Rear suspension on the extended range is also different, featuring a multi-link set-up, compared to the standard range’s torsion beam.
Impressive Safety Features
Despite its competitive pricing, the BYD Dolphin EV doesn’t skimp on safety. Both variants come well-equipped with advanced safety features to ensure a secure driving experience. These features include:
Autonomous emergency braking
Adaptive cruise control
Rear cross traffic alert and brake
Lane keep assist
Predictive collision warning
Blind spot detection
Lane departure prevention
Other differences between the two variants
Although a lot of the equipment is the same, there are some extra bits of kit on the extended-range variant. These extra bits of kit include:
Extra exterior and interior colours (Surf Blue/Urban Grey paint jobs and blue and black interior)
Panoramic Glass roof
Mobile phone wireless charging
Power-adjusted front passenger seat
Ventilated front seats
Want to try the BYD Dolphin immediately? Here’s how:
For those eager to experience the BYD Dolphin EV firsthand, a public test drive event has been organized at 1 Utama Old Wing open air car park from Friday, 28th July, until Sunday, 30th July 2023. This event offers a perfect opportunity for potential buyers to explore the capabilities of the Dolphin EV and get a feel for the smooth and silent driving experience that electric vehicles offer.
The test drive event will also have knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions and provide detailed information about the Dolphin EV’s features, specifications, and charging infrastructure.
In conclusion, the arrival of the BYD Dolphin EV in Malaysia is a significant milestone in the country’s journey towards sustainable and eco-friendly transportation. With its affordable pricing, impressive range, and advanced safety features, the Dolphin EV is set to make electric mobility more accessible to a wider audience.
Whether you are a budget-conscious buyer or someone looking for an extended range EV, the Dolphin EV has something to offer for everyone.
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the electric revolution and experience the future of driving at the upcoming test drive event. Embrace the power of electric mobility with the BYD Dolphin EV!