A well-known Chinese automaker with a significant domestic and international presence is BYD Auto. BYD Auto was founded in 2003 following the BYD Group's 2002 acquisition of Qinchuan Automobile Company.
A significant portion of BYD's business is around batteries and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The biggest EV producer in the world is BYD. In the first half of 2022, the brand sold over 641,000 vehicles, including EVs, hybrids, and even some gasoline-powered models.
With the Seal, Atto 3, and Dolphin models, which are scheduled to go on sale in Japan in January 2023, BYD is now prepared to enter the Japanese auto market.
Although BYD has a sizable customer base in China, the EV maker has recently been on a growth binge. Even now, the company has manufacturing facilities for buses in California, Ontario, and Kumarom, Hungary. BYD Auto is currently preparing to introduce its cars to the Japanese market. Despite the fact that BYD offers a number of models, the Japanese market will initially only receive the Seal, Dolphin, and Atto 3 models.
On the BYD e-Platform 3.0, the BYD Seal is an electric sedan. It includes innovations like CTB battery technology.
The top model, which comes in four variations, has a 650-kilometer range. The highest-specified model has an AWD drivetrain with a combined power of 522 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
Similar to the Seal, the BYD Dolphin is an electric subcompact hatchback that is constructed using the e-Platform 3.0. The highest-spec version has a 405-kilometer range.
The Atto 3 is an electric SUV that makes use of Blade battery technology, a trademark of BYD. The BYD Atto 3's top-spec model has a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 7.3 seconds. Its range is around 420 kilometers.
In 2023, the three BYD EVs will be introduced to the Japanese market. The Atto 3 is expected to be the first model to be released in Japan in January 2023.