Although mocked by some competitors
, BYD continues to shout about deployment of its alternative powertrains. As we mentioned recently
, BYD has everything ready to produce and sell all-electric and plug-in versions of the F3 sedan. According to Gasgoo
, this was confirmed by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technologies. The vehicle's specifications remain unchanged: 109 km (about 70 miles) of all-electric range thanks to its lithium-ion iron phosphate batteries that are mated to a 1.0-liter gas engine. BYD claims that the two powertrains produce 300 lb-feet of torque when working altogether. About a dozen Chinese cities, notably Shanghai and Beijing, will be the first to have the F3DM available for sale.