BYD Launches EV Atto 3 SUV


Pure game electric vehicle (EV) player BYD India Private Ltd launched its premium sport utility vehicle (SUV) Atto 3 on Tuesday.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of BYD, China – one of the largest EV players in the world.

“With proven and innovative technology, we are moving towards building a stronger ecosystem that facilitates the adoption of electric vehicles in our country. The launch of BYD-Atto 3 is a step towards this mission. We will continuously contribute to building a greener future.” Sanjay GopalakrishnanSenior Vice President of Electric Passenger Vehicles of BYD India, said.

Sales of the new model equipped with seven airbags, a robust steel body structure, a safety-oriented chassis design and several other features will start from January 2023.

“We plan to sell 15,000 units of BYD-Atto 3 in India over the next year and plan to establish a local manufacturing facility in due course,” said Ketsu Zhang, executive director of BYD India.

In India, BYD has two factories – one for making cars and the other for electronic items – involving a cumulative investment of approximately $200 million.

The company assembles its cars by importing the parts from China.

It started rolling out the e6 model – a multifunctional vehicle (MPV).

The company’s plant nearby has the capacity to roll out 10,000 units per year.

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