Chinese EV firm BYD has become the official e-mobility partner of the UEFA European Football Championship 2024.
The partnership with UEFA marks the first-ever sponsorship deal with a new energy vehicle manufacturer in the Championship’s history and was undertaken as part of the football body’s sustainability plans.
As a partner of the Euros, BYD will provide electric vehicles to various stakeholders throughout the tournament in Germany, which runs from 14 June to 14 July.
BYD will also showcase its latest electric models and technologies at selected Euros venues, demonstrating the brand’s commitment to greener and more intelligent vehicle solutions to customers and thousands of football enthusiasts. Additionally, it will have a presence at the official fan zones inviting fans to enjoy live match broadcasts.
Within each market, BYD will create a series of events and opportunities for customers, potential BYD customers and football fans to engage, enjoy and win experiences that this partnership. The manufacturer will also hold hundreds of events in BYD stores in countries across Europe to celebrate the partnership.
Michael Shu, Managing Director of BYD Europe, said, “BYD is thrilled to partner with UEFA EURO 2024 and proud to be the first e-Mobility partner for this prestigious sports event, which will enable us to showcase our latest advancements in electric vehicles to a far-reaching audience. Significantly, the partnership underlines BYD’s brand commitment to reducing carbon emissions for a greener future, for which UEFA EURO 2024 will provide an influential voice.”
“There are great synergies between our organizations. Like UEFA, we aim to inspire through positive and inclusive experiences, with a clear focus on goals. BYD is dedicated to making e-Mobility accessible to all, and as a partner of UEFA EURO 2024™ we look forward to presenting diverse and premium options with game-changing technologies to fans from all over the world, paving the way for a greener future for global sports events.”
UEFA Marketing Director Guy-Laurent Epstein sai:, “We are excited to welcome BYD, a pioneering brand with a 29-year pedigree in advanced battery technologies with a reputation for global innovation in new energy vehicles and the world’s biggest electric car company, as a partner for UEFA EURO 2024. The partnership aligns perfectly with UEFA’s vision of promoting a greener and more sustainable European Championship by merging the excitement of football and UEFA’s commitment to environmental responsibility.
“BYD is short for Build Your Dreams, which connects perfectly with the European Championship as players and teams relentlessly pursue their passion and hard work to build their dreams on the field, and lift the prestigious Henri Delaunay Trophy in Berlin on 14 July.”
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