2022 was an enormous yr for BYD. The corporate offered 1,868,543 “new power autos.” Battery electrical autos and plugin hybrid autos are referred to as new power autos (NEVs) in China, and BYD is the chief when it comes to volumes of NEV gross sales. BYD offered 946,239 “DM tremendous hybrids” (plug in hybrids) final yr. BYD additionally offered 911,140 battery electrical autos. One of many stars of BYD’s new lineup of BEVs within the “Ocean” collection is the BYD Atto 3. The Atto 3 was launched in February of 2022, and BYD offered 229,020 items by the top of December. That’s 25% of BEVs offered by BYD final yr. Listed here are some specs of the Atto 3:
- 150 kW and 310 Nm of torque motor
- Max velocity of 160 km/h (99 mph)
- BYD Blade Battery with a capability of fifty.12 kWh (LFP)
- Vary of 320 km (WLTP)
- The Atto 3 additionally has an extended vary model with a 60.48 kWh battery. This model has a 420 km (260 mile) vary (WLTP mixed).
BYD says the Atto 3 “is a entrance wheel drive C-Phase SUV that mixes trendy aesthetics with distinctive intelligence and effectivity derived from pioneering electrical car know-how and good connectivity. Measuring 4,455 mm in size and a couple of,050 mm large (with wing mirrors unfolded), the BYD Atto 3 enjoys a 2,720 mm wheelbase and is optimised for area and luxury. BYD Atto 3 presents seating for five occupants and loads of storage within the 440-litre boot, which could be expanded to 1138 litres when the rear seats are folded flat.”
The Atto 3 was launched in a number of markets around the globe, together with Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brazil, and Israel in addition to a number of nations in Europe. Just lately, the Flemish Vehicle Membership, VAB, which holds the coveted contest yearly for the most effective household vehicles in numerous classes voted the BYD Atto 3 the Electrical Household Automobile of The 12 months 2023. 15 skilled motoring reporters and 74 household jurors judged 10 completely different electrical vehicles at well-known Circuit Zolder over a 3-day interval. The Atto 3 beat the opposite 9 rivals from Volkswagen, Renault, Citroen, Nissan, CUPRA, MG, Aiways, Seres, and SsangYong. Yow will discover a superb evaluation and first impressions of the Atto 3 in Europe right here.
Out of the 29,468 Atto 3s offered in December, 8,606 items had been exports. 1,268 of those exports had been gross sales in Australia, the place the Atto 3 was solely second to Tesla for the month on the EV gross sales charts. 1,806 Tesla Mannequin 3s had been offered in December in Australia. The Atto 3 is coming to Japan and the UK very quickly.
BYD is ramping up manufacturing of its autos in an enormous approach. Final month, BYD produced a document 235,215 EVs, up 150% from December 2021. Buoyed by this manufacturing ramp-up and a brand new cool line of EV fashions which might be aimed toward each the native and abroad markets, BYD is increasing its abroad presence via good partnerships that assist the corporate achieve a fast footprint in these markets. The Atto 3, together with the BYD Seal and Dolphin, shall be launched to extra markets this yr. I sit up for seeing what number of Atto 3s shall be offered in 2023.
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