BYD Auto is coming to NZ and will be represented here by Ateco Automotive NZ.
Warren Willmot, Brand Manager for BYD New Zealand, says it’s ‘a once in a generation brand’. “BYD is the brand that will introduce electric vehicles to replace ICE-powered vehicles when it comes to convenience, sustainability and cost.”
“Specific vehicle and dealer information will be released shortly” states Willmot, “however, we can confirm the ATTO 3 will be eligible for the current full EV Clean Car Rebate of $8,625.”
“There has already been significant enquiry regarding BYD vehicles in New Zealand and prospective buyers are invited to register their interest online at www.bydauto.co.nz.”
“BYD Auto is thrilled to partner with Ateco Automotive New Zealand” says Wing You, General Manager of BYD Australia and New Zealand. “This is, after all, a well-respected and proven New Zealand automotive distributor with exceptional people in place to ensure the brand’s growth in Oceania.”
BYD Auto is the automotive subsidiary of BYD Co Ltd, a multinational, high-tech company recognised as the largest producer of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in the world, with a product portfolio incorporating electric and plug-in hybrid cars, buses, trucks, sky-rail, forklifts and cutting-edge rechargeable battery production.
Core to the BYD electric range of vehicles is the Blade Battery. A significant point of innovative
difference that has put BYD on the map. The pioneering design allows for increased energy, storage capacity and greater range, as its construction accommodates a more significant number of cells than a conventional Lithium-Iron phosphate battery.
The Blade Battery has been subjected to rigorous industry-standard testing and beyond, including the infamous ‘nail penetration test’, designed to simulate an internal short circuit that causes fire. Throughout testing, the Blade Battery retained a low surface temperature, emitting no smoke or flames.