Accelerating the transition from fossil fuel to electrically powered vehicles, BYD is a pioneer in new automotive technology.
Producing advanced safety, optimised strength, longer range and a longer lifespan, the BYD Blade Battery solidifies BYD as an industry-leader in battery development. Passing a comprehensive range of extreme tests, the Blade Battery is one of the safest batteries in the world.
Designed exclusively for pure electric vehicles, the e-Platform 3.0 supports the improved intelligence, efficiency, safety, and aesthetics that electrification brings.
Passenger space is also significantly expanded due to a longer wheel base and shorter overhang, while a lower body greatly improves aerodynamics.
Achieving a five-star rating in Euro NCAP tests, BYD’s ATTO 3 demonstrates the benefits of the e-Platform 3.0. Plus, with advanced driving assistance systems, including blind spot detection, lane keep assistance, intelligent cruise control and rear cross traffic alert, you’ll have the confidence to master every move on.
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BYD cars will be available in the UK from early 2023. The brand will launch firstly with a competitor to the Volkswagen ID. 4 and Kia EV6, the BYD ATTO 3. Following this, the brand plans to launch two more models – a saloon, the BYD HAN, and a seven-seater SUV, the BYD TANG.
BYD stands for Build Your Dreams. Their name is based on their commitment to leveraging technological innovation to create a better life.
BYD was first established in China in 1995 and has since undergone 27 years of high-speed growth. Originally a battery manufacturer, they entered the automotive industry in 2003 and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, which has allowed them to expand globally. Their latest venture will see them expand into the UK, where they will start selling cars in late 2022, early 2023.
The BYD ATTO 3 will be the first BYD car sold in the UK. It will be available from late 2022, early 2023 and is rumoured to be priced between £35,000–£40,000.
As a pioneer of the battery industry, the Blade Battery was produced by BYD as an evolution of its previous battery innovations to provide enhanced safety, longer range and a longer lifespan of battery to EV users.
The BYD Blade battery was built specifically to give customers security of a battery with a long lifespan. It has a lifespan of over 740,000 miles after 3,000 charge/discharge cycles.
The first BYD car to be released in the UK will be the ATTO 3. It’s the smallest of the three models to be released in the UK for now and is said to have a starting price from around £35,000–£40,000.
BYD’s exciting expansion into the UK brings a fresh set of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) into the market. BYD have confirmed they will be releasing three cars into the UK: the ATTO 3, a stylish looking SUV; the BYD HAN, a sleek and powerful saloon; and finally, the BYD TANG, a large seven-seater with space for all kinds of adventures.
There will be opportunity to buy used BYD cars in the UK in the near future, but it will be easier to buy new cars while the brand is being established.
BYD is one of the only automotive manufacturers that competes with the EV giant and long-term leader in the industry, Tesla. Tesla is arguably more well-known in the UK at the moment, but that could all change with BYD emerging into the UK. However, as with most car comparisons, it really is personal preference as to which cars meet your personal needs more.