BYD signs deal with Octopus Electric Vehicles

EV manufacturer BYD has signed a deal with Octopus Electric Vehicles to purchase 5,000 new energy vehicles for UK customers over the next three years.

The deal will see vehicles available in conjunction with Octopus’ Salary Sacrifice scheme and forms the start of a commercial relationship with plans for further orders in the future.

The initial order will include the BYD ATTO 3 – an all-electric SUV – which will be available into the UK market this month.

Michael Shu, General Manager and Managing Director, BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division, said: “This is an exciting new chapter for BYD as we bring our latest products and leading technologies to customers in the UK, as shown in our innovative range of electric passenger cars, starting with the BYD ATTO 3.

“BYD staunchly believes in partnerships with like-minded organisations, and our shared commitment to eMobility and sustainable innovation for a greener future endorses our mutual aims.”

Oliver Boots, Chief Commercial Officer of Octopus Electric Vehicles, said: “When Octopus Electric Vehicles launched, there were only a handful of EVs on the market – we’re now at more than 85 and the figure is rising all the time. Customers have an amazing range of models to choose from, all of which are at the cutting edge of tech and are fun to drive. Being able to partner with BYD as they launch in the UK is a real milestone.

“They’re a global leader and we’re looking forward to being able to offer our 5* Trustpilot service to customers – accelerating our growth and moving us another step closer to zero-emission transport in the UK.”

Image courtesy of BYD

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