BYD electric vehicles make Australian debut

Shiny blue BYD ATTO 3 electric vehicle (Ampol)

Chinese automotive giant BYD has finally opened Australia orders via EVDirect, with a driveaway cost for the new BYD ATTO3 starting at just $44,990 for the 400 range (NEDC) kilometre model.

BYD and EVDirect also jointly announced a new funding platform to a star-studded red-carpet event held on Saturday, February 19, in BYD’s brand-new experience center at 50 Riley Street in Darlinghurst.

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EVDirect CEO Luke Todd said that with the estimated average $65 per week petrol saving compared with a non-EV, the savings show EVs will become the future of new vehicle purchases. 

BYD and EV Direct also announced their unique position in the marketplace which enables them to ramp up production rapidly, meaning an additional 15,000 vehicles can be produced annually, on top of their existing 15,000 annual capacity per model. 

“We have also created Australia’s largest private market EV stimulus called EVDirect Finance, a partnership with Taurus Finance and secured $500 million for consumers to enable more Australians to buy an electric vehicle and with the NSW  & VIC Governments providing a $3000 rebate to EV buyers, there has never been a better time to step into the future of motoring,” Todd said.

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“In addition Sanguine has partnered with EVDirect to underpins EVDirects growth plans with $200 million financing via Green funding bonds so that the company can meet the Australian EV demand and grow in a strategic and structured manner. This funding has been allocated from some of the largest global funding sources to accelerate the transition to a cleaner environment.”

BYD Atto3 cars are now available to order for delivery in July 2022 online with a $1,000 refundable deposit.

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