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    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months

    Jul 7, 2024

    On July 4th, BYD held a ceremony in Loei Province, Thailand to celebrate the completion of the Thai factory and the production of the 8 millionth new energy vehicle. BYD became the first global automaker to reach this milestone, marking the beginning of a new era of globalization. The BYD Thailand factory took only 16 months from inception to production, with an annual capacity of about 150,000 vehicles. It includes four major vehicle processes and component factories, creating approximately 10,000 jobs.

    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months

    Pingpara Wichian praises BYD’s outstanding contributions in the field of new energy vehicles: BYD, a top global car manufacturer and a leading enterprise in China’s new energy vehicle industry, has invested in Thailand and brought advanced production technology, which will drive the development of the new energy vehicle industry in Thailand and even ASEAN.

    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months

    Ambassador Han Zhiqiang stated that China and Thailand are good neighbors with interconnected mountains and rivers, and are good partners with shared destiny. As an outstanding representative of the global new energy vehicle industry, BYD Thailand factory has officially completed construction and produced the 8 millionth new energy vehicle, marking an important milestone for BYD and a new milestone for win-win cooperation in new energy vehicles between China and Thailand.

    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months

    BYD Chairman and President Wang Chuanfu thanked the governments of China and Thailand, as well as the users and partners in Thailand. BYD has quickly gained recognition in the Thai market in just two years. They have been the best-selling pure electric vehicle in Thailand for the past eighteen months. BYD plans to introduce more pure electric vehicle models in Thailand and bring in plug-in hybrid models to help upgrade the Thai automotive industry.

    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months

    As the global champion of new energy vehicles, BYD has been vigorously expanding its overseas market in recent years. In 2023, BYD’s passenger car export sales reached 243,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 337%. In the first half of this year, BYD’s new energy passenger car sales reached 1.607 million units, a year-on-year increase of 28.8%, making it the world’s leading new energy vehicle company. Among them, overseas sales exceeded 203,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 173.8%, maintaining strong growth momentum. Currently, BYD’s new energy vehicles have spread to 88 countries and regions, and more than 400 cities worldwide. In addition to Thailand, BYD also has passenger car production bases in countries such as Brazil, Hungary, and Uzbekistan. Furthermore, Wang Chuanfu also stated that BYD has a high level of recognition in Thailand, with a market share exceeding 41%. From 2023 to the present, BYD has won the Thailand new energy vehicle championship for 18 consecutive months. For every 3 new energy vehicles sold in Thailand, one is a BYD. The new energy industry in Thailand is entering a golden development period. BYD will not only introduce more models in the future, but will also bring its battery, chassis technology, and core components to take root and sprout in Thailand, collaborating with Thai universities and local companies to cultivate high-level technical personnel.

    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months

    The model that passed the OK line at the Thai factory is the BYD Dolphin, a small pure electric car. The dimensions are 4125/1770/1570mm with a wheelbase of 2700mm, emphasizing small car with big space. The compact body is agile in Thai city driving, and the high integration of the e3.0 platform ensures ample space inside the car.

    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months

    At the offline ceremony, BYD Chairman and President Wang Chuanfu delivered the 8 millionth new energy vehicle to Princess Dispanadda Diskul, CEO of the Thai Royal Foundation.

    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months

    BYD Celebrates 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle in Thailand: Global Milestone Reached in 16 Months