At IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, BYD unveiled its new eBus Blade Platform—an electric bus chassis based on BYD’s Blade Battery technology—alongside an upgraded model in its eBus range, and also introduced two zero-emission eTrucks.
BYD eBus Blade Platform uses the BYD Blade Battery. (Earlier post.)
In the Blade Battery, individual cells are arranged together in an array and then inserted into a battery pack (cell-to-pack, CTP). Due to its optimized battery pack structure, the space utilization of the battery pack is increased by more than 50% compared to conventional lithium iron phosphate block batteries using modules.
The Blade Battery passes the nail penetration test. The Blade Battery’s distinctive CTP technology improves rigidity compared to traditional structures, giving it superior strength. The space-saving design of the Blade Battery, representing a 50% reduction, is inherent to eBus Blade Platform development, enabling increased battery capacity for a longer driving range, while also reducing chassis weight.
BYD ETM6 7.5 Tonne and ETH8 19 Tonne truck
Two pure-electric trucks, the ETM6 7.5 Tonne urban delivery truck and the ETH8 19 Tonne truck designed for logistics and waste collection, were also unveiled at the event, alongside BYD’s upgraded 12m eBus.