Autoinfo – BYD, the Chinese car manufacturer, reached a historic milestone by reaching the production of 6 million Electric vehicle technology car (EV) and Plugin Hybrid (PHEV) since 2008. This achievement makes them the first manufacturers to succeed in creating a large number in the environmentally friendly vehicle category.
The Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 became the 6 millionth car produced by BYD, rolling off the production line at the Zhengzhou factory. This PHEV SUV, although slightly smaller than the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, debuted in August last year with production and deliveries beginning in November.
Electric car production
BYD’s success reflects steady growth in New Energy Vehicle (NEV) sales. With 9 factories spread across the cities of Xian, Jinan, Zhengzhou, Changzhou, Xiangyang, Hefei, Changsha, Fuzhou and Shenzhen, BYD produces PHEV and BEV passenger vehicles across China.
Their expansion also extends to 57 countries around the world, strengthening their position as a global player.
As part of its global expansion strategy, BYD plans to establish new electric vehicle factories outside China, including Thailand and Brazil. This step confirms their commitment to bring environmentally friendly technology to different parts of the world.
These efforts can also be seen from the introduction of the Han sedan in the United Arab Emirates, as well as the opening of a new showroom in Dubai, which is an important support for BYD’s presence in the Middle East.
BYD’s success not only reflects success in environmentally friendly technological innovation, but also marks the beginning of the era of electric vehicles that are increasingly taking the lead in the global automotive industry.