“If you aren’t first, you’re last.” While that quote may sound familiar, it’s what carmaker BYD is striving for, as explained in its corporate video. Released by BYD of Brazil, the video claims that the China-based corporation makes the “best quality world electric cars.” Yes, those exact words.

It starts off by showing the design process carried out at BYD. The next part goes on to the processes involved in manufacturing a BYD car, which shows the company’s various state-of-the art equipment as well.

The tests that the company chose to elaborate upon, include 2,000 hours of fully-loaded engine test runs and exposure to extremely low and high temperatures, along with acid and corrosive tests. As for safety, BYD noted that over hundreds of vehicle crash tests are performed on a single vehicle and the entire car must meet China NCAP’s five-star rating.

“Every vehicle must be top-notch, for we know when the vehicle rolls off the assembly line, the race has just begun. Each vehicle must past sealing, performance, sound insulation and electromagnetic interference tests,” the narrator explained.

As for the “revolutionary” iron-phosphate batteries, BYD stated that it must past the industry’s most rigorous tests. “Roasting” of the battery to 1,000 degrees, 100 tonne impact, penetration, drop and vibration tests, are among the few.

Elsewhere, the company has launched two new pure electric models in the form of sedans. The Qin EV300 will come in four versions with prices ranging from 259,800 to 309,800 yuan (RM157k to RM187k). The other, is called the e5 which will have three variants and prices ranging from 228,800 to 249,800 yuan (RM138k to RM151k).

The Qin EV300 with its high-speed permanent magnet synchronous motor, is said to generate 214 hp and 310 Nm of torque and will go from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds. It claims a travel range of 300 km on a single charge. Both cars feature a vehicle-to-load (VToL) function that allows the vehicle to act as an electric supply to appliances such as cookers, refrigerators, power tools and the like.