BYD has ramped up electric vehicle production and opened new manufacturing facilities in China, and recently also announced plans for new plants outside of China. Through intelligent partnerships with local companies, BYD brings electric vehicles to the world. The work that BYD is doing really deserves praise. Every new electric vehicle helps to increase the market share of traditional internal combustion engines, and we need as many electric vehicles as possible to reach all markets as quickly as possible. BYD has just completed another important strategic partnership with Inchcape, a leading independent global multi-brand automotive retailer. Inchcape has been appointed BYD’s sales and aftersales partner in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Inchcape will leverage its established presence in both markets. Inchcape, together with BYD, will provide an online and offline network for both sales and after-sales service. The first retail experience center will open in Zaventem, Brussels in October, giving customers the opportunity to experience BYD vehicles and their advanced technology.
Inchcape’s announcement adds:
Inchcape has a strong track record of successful market entry for OEMs, as well as extensive EV expertise and the ability to support EV market expansion in Belgium. This, combined with Inchcape’s industry-leading capabilities in data, digital, technology, cyber services and localized market knowledge, will further support customers as they familiarize themselves with the globally established passenger car brand, BYD.
With nearly 30 years of experience in battery research and development, BYD is known worldwide for its pioneering technology and innovations in total e-mobility solutions spanning transportation including electric buses, trucks, vans and passenger cars. BYD is the only NEV manufacturer that has developed its own power batteries, electric motors, motor control systems and automotive semiconductors. This advanced technology, which includes the ultra-safe Blade battery, is at the heart of BYD passenger cars en route to Belgium and Luxembourg. The offer includes the high-performance, high-tech sedan BYD HAN; the seven-seat all-wheel drive SUV BYD TANG and BYD ATTO 3, an expressive and dynamic C-segment SUV developed for the European market and based on BYD’s innovative e-platform 3.0.
Glafkos Persianis, CEO of Inchcape Europe commented:
“Together with BYD, Inchcape sees our partnership as an excellent opportunity to bring together BYD’s market-leading electric battery innovation and environmental credentials with Inchcape’s market-entry capabilities and technological advantages and solutions. BYD’s vision to push sustainability beyond zero emissions through the introduction of its new technologies is fully aligned with Inchcape’s environmental goals. Along with supporting this platform, we will offer our customers a premium omnichannel experience with an all-new world-class range of passenger cars.”
Michael Shu, General Manager and Managing Director, BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division commented:
“BYD is excited to partner with Inchcape as we unveil our exciting range of eco-friendly passenger cars, bringing the very latest world-leading EV technology to consumers in Belgium and Luxembourg. Passionate about zero-emission transportation innovation, BYD is also steadfast in our commitment to local support for all customers. Inchcape has both local knowledge and industry expertise as well as exceptional resources to meet our customer service expectations. Together we look forward to realizing our shared vision to accelerate the growth of electrification and zero-emission transport in BeLux.”
It’s really good to see BYD expanding into more markets. It seems like we’re getting one of these announcements every week now, which is great for accelerating the adoption of electric mobility around the world.
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