BYD Launches Its Second Electric Vehicle in Japan


On September 20, 2023, BYD unveiled its second model for the Japanese market – a compact electric car “BYD DOLPHIN”. The standard version has a 44.9 kWh battery and a 400 km range, priced at 3.63 million yen (equivalent to RMB 179,000). There’s also a long-range variant with a 58.56 kWh battery and a 476 km range, priced at 4.07 million yen (equivalent to RMB 211,000).

Two BYD DOLPHIN Vehicles

The BYD DOLPHIN is a compact electric vehicle based on the e-Platform 3.0, which is closely tailored to the needs of the Japanese market. The overall height of the BYD DOLPHIN in Japan has been adjusted to 1,550 mm to meet the size restrictions commonly found in mechanical parking facilities in Japan. 

BYD DOLPHIN Exterior Side View

This anticipated model is equipped with BYD ultra-safe Blade Battery and V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) and V2H (Vehicle-to-Home) capabilities, allowing it to be versatile in a variety of scenarios, including outdoor activities.  It features an Ocean Aesthetics design concept resulting in a dynamic, stylish, and highly recognizable visual symbol, creating distinctive experience for local customers.

BYD DOLPHIN Interior Front Row View

Currently, in order to accelerate Japan's electrification transition, the Japanese government has set a target to achieve a 100% EV penetration rate in domestic passenger car sales by 2035. Meanwhile, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has doubled its previous goal of installing electric vehicle chargers from 150,000 units to 300,000 units by 2030, underscoring Japan’s dedication to expanding its EV charging infrastructure. From 2025 onward, The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will also require new condominiums to incorporate a specified level of EV charger installations. The salient and intense incentives is stimulating the adoption of EV and fostering the development of e-mobility.

Adhering to the vision of "E-mobility for everyone", BYD Japan will continue to expand its sales network and offer consumers sophisticated products and hassle-free services. By making electric vehicles more accessible, BYD Japan aims to contribute to creating a better life and greener future.



About BYD

BYD is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Founded in 1995 as a rechargeable battery maker, BYD now boasts a diverse business scope covering automobiles, rail transit, new energy, and electronics, with over 30 industrial parks in China, the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hungary, and India. From energy generation and storage to its applications, BYD is dedicated to providing zero-emission energy solutions that reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. Its new energy vehicle footprint now covers 6 continents, over 70 countries and regions, and more than 400 cities. Listed in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company is known to be a Fortune Global 500 enterprise that furnishes innovations in pursuit of a greener world.

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About BYD Auto

Founded in 2003, BYD Auto is the automotive subsidiary of BYD, a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Aiming to accelerate the green transition of the global transportation sector, BYD Auto focuses on developing pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company has mastered the core technologies of the entire industrial chain of new energy vehicles, such as batteries, electric motors, and electronic controllers. It has witnessed in recent years significant technological advancements, including  the Blade Battery, DM-i Super Hybrid Technology, e Platform 3.0, CTB Technology, e⁴ Platform, BYD DiSus Intelligent Body Control System, and DMO super hybrid system. The company is the world's first carmaker to stop the production of fossil-fueled vehicles on the EV shift and has remained top of new energy passenger vehicle sales in China for 10 years in a row.