BYD Plans Euro Growth

By Ian Cameron04 May 2020

Chinese company BYD said it is planning to bring to Europe later this year a full range of battery electric vehicles (BEV) for the commercial vehicle sector; including a panel van, 7.5-tonne and 19-tonne rigid distribution trucks, and a yard tractor, pictured.

It is also preparing the trial introduction of passenger cars in Europe, alongside longer-term plans to bring new BYD LCV and eTruck ranges to the European market.

To mark the next phase of ambitious growth strategy and following its established eBus and eCoach presence in Europe, BYD will initially introduce the all new, full-electric, second-generation BYD ‘Tang’ compact SUV to the Norwegian market.

The company said BYD Tang’s forthcoming Norwegian trial emphasises the company’s commitment to providing European customers with a range of 100% emissions-free, pure-electric vehicles from passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) to trucks and buses. In November 2019, BYD announced its intention to bring electric trucks to Europe at the end of 2020 to complement the established sales and supply of BYD eBuses across Europe.

Isbrand Ho, managing director, BYD Europe, said:”We are delighted to be expanding our portfolio with the addition of these new pure-electric vehicles

“This is another milestone in our commitment to protect the environment, contributing to the reduction of emissions and cleaner air in Europe.

“During our marketing trial, we are confident that the BYD Tang’s range, design, practicality and high-level technology will appeal to discerning European buyers. We are on track also to introduce BYD eTrucks this year, with a range of full-electric vehicles including a panel van, a 7.5-tonner, a 19-tonner and a yard tractor.”

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