Automotive Author: Contributor, Phate Zhang Editor: Luke Sheehan Nov 25, 2021 02:33 PM (GMT+8)

The sedan also debuted in other Central American countries.

BYD Costa Rica

BYD announced today that it has launched its flagship sedan Han EV in Costa Rica, in partnership with local distributor Corimotors.

"This cooperation will drive down carbon emissions to reach Costa Rica’s net-zero emissions goal by 2050," said Pedro Dobles, the General Manager of Corimotors.

"As BYD's flagship NEV sedan, the HAN EV has incredible driving performance with safety guaranteed. In the future, more BYD new energy cars will be introduced to provide local consumers with more options," Dobles added.

BYD launched the Han models in China last July – including the Han EV, an all-electric version with an NEDC range of 605 kilometers, and the Han DM, a hybrid model with a range of 81 kilometers on pure electric power.

Figures released by the company earlier this month show that Han sold 11,087 units in China in October, up 47 percent year-on-year and up 8 percent from September.

The Han EV sold 8,287 units in October, up 63.9 percent year-on-year, and the Han DM sold 2,800 units, up 12.4 percent year-on-year.

Cumulative BYD Han sales in China have reached 131,679 units since deliveries began in July last year, according to CnEVPost.

Notably, BYD is already one of the biggest players in the Costa Rican NEV market.

Earlier this month, BYD delivered 29 YUAN Pro EVs to a local Walmart, making it the largest all-electric EV fleet in Costa Rica.

Since 2020, BYD has been the top-selling NEV brand in Costa Rica, with a 30 percent market share in the local EV market, according to the company.

This article was first published by Phate Zhang on CnEVPost, a website focusing on new energy vehicle news from China.