BYD It has an ambitious expansion plan in Europe. As we’ve seen recently, the Chinese automaker, after making its debut in Norway, has landed in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Moreover, by the end of the year, its electric cars can also be ordered in France and the UK. In these countries, I BYD TANG, HANG and ATTO 3 . Models.
Now, the Chinese manufacturer is taking a new step forward in its strategy for the car market on the old continent Thanks to the agreement with Sixt. In fact, the well-known car rental company decided to renew its fleet and also focus on electric cars. In fact, it aims to electrify between 70% and 90% of the fleet by 2030.
For this, he ordered several thousand BYD electric cars. The Chinese brand’s first electric models will be available to European SIXT customers during the fourth quarter of 2022. In general, BYD will supply approx. 100,000 electric cars by 2028 at SIXT.
The first BYD model to be delivered to SIXT It will be ATTO 3 SUV. We are talking about a vehicle with a 150 kW (front-wheel drive) engine. Autonomy reaches 420 km on the WLTP cycle thanks to the presence of a 60.48 kWh battery. This electric car accelerates from 0 to 100 in 7.3 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 160 km/h.
SIXT’s first customers able to rent an electric SUV from BYD will be those in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK. Later, other models will arrive as well. By consolidating the partnership with SIXT, both companies will be able to evaluate further cooperation opportunities in different regions of the world. Michael ShawCommented, Managing Director and Managing Director, BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division:
Collaborations are an essential part of BYD’s business strategy. We are excited to start that with SIXT, the world’s fastest growing commercial value car rental company. A very important major partner of BYD, which is taking its first steps in the rental market. Our shared vision allows us to build together our dreams of respecting the environment, starting with Europe. We aim to inspire SIXT customers with our latest products and innovations in electric vehicle technology. BYD is going through an exciting time as its market-leading solutions provide more access and more options to enhance electric mobility. We are sure that the partnership with SIXT will be a long and prosperous one.