|Revenue||CNY 64.9 billion (2019)|
|Parent||BYD Co Ltd|
|Subsidiaries||Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (50%) |
Shenzhen BYD Auto Co. Ltd.
Changsha BYD Auto Co. Ltd.
Shaoguan BYD Auto Co. Ltd.
BYD Auto Sales Co., Ltd.
BYD. Mitsubishi Motors Co.Ltd (Wesing Motors)
BYD Auto Co., Ltd. ("Build Your Dreams") is the automotive subsidiary of the Chinese multinational BYD Co Ltd, headquartered in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. It was founded in January 2003, following BYD Company's acquisition of Qinchuan Automobile Company in 2002. The company produces cars, buses, trucks, electric bicycles, forklifts and rechargeable batteries. The current model range of automobiles includes electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and petrol engine vehicles.
BYD Co Ltd founded the wholly owned subsidiary BYD Auto in 2003, after acquiring the Qinchuan Machinery Works from Norinco in 2002 and raising HK$1.6 billion on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The acquisition may have been made solely to acquire the passenger car production license held by the purchased company. Qinchuan had been manufacturing cars since 1987, when the company began production of the 0.5 L (30.5 cu in) QJC7050 model. At the time of the acquisition, its QCJ7181 Flyer was in production, which from 2005 was rebadged to the "BYD Flyer."
In 2008, a plug-in hybrid version of the BYD F3 compact sedan was introduced, the world's first production model plug-in hybrid car. In September of that year, Warren Buffett took a HK$1.8 billion stake (US$ 230 million) in the company through Sino-American Energy Holdings.
BYD's total car sales in 2009 were 448,400 vehicles, and the BYD F3 was the best-selling sedan in China that year. In the same year, BYD began the export of its cars to Africa, South America and the Middle East, where the cars competed on price, not quality.
In 2013, BYD was awarded The Top Crash Facility Award of the year 2013.
In 2014, the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid compact sedan, the first model of BYD's new "Dynasty Series" (王朝系列), had total sales of 14,747 (plus a relatively small number of sales in Latin America), In 2015, sales of the Qin increased to 31,898 and it was the 88th highest selling sedan in China. In 2016, the BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV had 31,405 sales, the plug-in hybrid version of the Qin compact sedan had 21,868 sales and the BYD e6 electric compact MPV had 20,605 sales. By 2016, total sales of the Qin were 68,655 cars.
In 2015, the company was planning to open factories in Brazil to produce electric cars and buses. In July 2015, exports to Russia were suspended, due to the in Ukraine and the falling value of the Russian currency. BYD was the highest-selling brand of highway-legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles (combined sales for plug-in hybrids and battery electric cars), with 61,772 passenger vehicles sold, mostly plug-in hybrids. BYD continued as the world's top-selling plug-in car manufacturer in 2016 with over 100,000 units sold, up 64% from 2015. BYD sold more than 100,000 new energy passenger cars in China in 2016. The BYD Tang crossover SUV was the top-selling plug-in car in China in 2016 with 31,405 units delivered.
In September 2016, the company became the third-largest manufacturer of plug-in cars, with a total of 161,000 plug-in cars produced since 2008. Also, in September 2016, the company introduced a range of electric sanitation truck models, to be used in Beijing.
In May 2020, BYD announced that it would start expanding in Europe, starting with Norway. BYD's launch will consist of the BYD Tang and a range of commercial vehicles. However, Australia also announced that there will be 2000 BYD electric vehicles in the fleet, it will be in the part of the new taxi operator ETaxiCo. The fleet will be operated from three sites in the Northern Beaches Council area as part of a six-month trial, When the program launches – which is at this current time planned for following months depending on COVID-19 factors – it will be using 15 specially fitted e6 electric compact SUVs that have been imported by Nexport, with plans to expand the fleet to 120 by August. It'll expected to be reaching the goal up to 2000 vehicles in the fleet by the end of 2021.
- BYD e5 compact sedan (electric vehicle)
- BYD F0 supermini (petrol engine)
- BYD F3-R compact hatchback
- BYD F5 Surui compact sedan (petrol engine), which was a variant of the F3 and the basis for the e5
- BYD F6 mid-size saloon
- BYD Flyer city car (2003–2008)
- BYD G3 compact saloon
- BYD G3-R compact hatchback
- BYD G5 compact saloon successor to the BYD G3
- BYD G6 mid-size sedan
- BYD L3 (or New F3) - compact saloon
- BYD M6 MPV
- BYD S6 SUV
- BYD S7 SUV
- BYD S8 convertible
- BYD D1 compact MPV developed with DiDi exclusively for ride hailing services (electric vehicle)
- BYD Dolphin compact hatchback (electric vehicle)
- BYD e1 city car based on the F0 (electric vehicle)
- BYD e2 compact hatchback (electric vehicle)
- BYD e3 compact sedan (electric vehicle)
- BYD e6 compact MPV (electric vehicle)
- BYD F3 compact sedan (petrol engine)
- BYD Han mid-size luxury sedan (plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD Qin compact sedan (petrol engine / plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD Qin Plus compact sedan (plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD Qin Pro compact sedan (petrol engine / plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD S2 subcompact SUV based on the Yuan (electric vehicle)
- BYD Song compact SUV (petrol engine / plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD Song Plus compact SUV (plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD Song Pro compact SUV (petrol engine / plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD Song Max MPV (petrol engine / plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD Tang mid-size SUV (petrol engine / plug-in hybrid / electric vehicle)
- BYD Yuan subcompact crossover SUV (electric vehicle)
Current transit buses
- BYD K6 electric bus (7m/23 ft)
- BYD K7 (K7M) electric bus (8m/26 ft)
- BYD K8 electric bus (10.5m/35 ft)
- BYD K9 (K9M and K9S) electric bus (12m/40 ft)
- BYD K10 electric bus (double decker, 10m/32 ft)
- BYD K11 electric bus (articulated, 18m/60 ft)
- BYD C6 electric coach (7m/23 ft)
- BYD C8 electric coach (10.5m/35 ft)
- BYD C9 electric coach (12m/40 ft)
- BYD C10 electric coach (14m/45 ft)
- BYD T5 (Class 5 electric truck)
- BYD T7 (Class 6 electric truck)
- BYD T8 (Class 8 electric truck)
- BYD T10 (Class 8 electric truck)
- BYD 8TT (Class 8 electric semi-truck)
- BYD Q1M / BYD 8Y (Class 8 Terminal tractor)
BYD Design Center
In 2019, BYD launched its global design center, which is led by a team of industry veterans from Audi, Ferrari, and Mercedes-Benz. Leading the team is Wolfgang Egger. The carmaker unveiled its E-SEED GT, the first joint effort from the new design team, at the Auto Shanghai industry show in April 2019. The futuristic design concept reflects the sleek lines of the Chinese dragon, and the company plans to feature more Chinese cultural symbols in future models.
Facilities consist of two manufacturing plants in Xi'an, an R&D center and manufacturing plant in Shenzhen (the headquarters of BYD Co Ltd), a manufacturing plant in Changsha, a manufacturing plant in Shaoguan, and an R&D center and parts plant in Shanghai. Construction of a third manufacturing plant in Xi'an resumed in 2011, following the company being fined for illegal land use.
A factory was inaugurated in Brazil in 2015 for the production of electric buses. 
In May 2010, the Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd., trading as "Denza" was established with Daimler AG to produce luxury electric vehicles. The Denza 500 model is based on the previous generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
Toyota joint venture
On April 2, 2020, BYD and Toyota announced a new joint venture between the two companies, with the aim of "developing BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) that appeal to customers." This is partially due to the fact that Toyota, despite being among the first automotive manufacturers to start developing Hybrid vehicles, has been the slowest in the industry to move towards fully electric ones. This reluctance to move to electric vehicles has led to the world's largest automotive company lagging behind other large competitors in terms of its ability to produce electric cars, which is why they have partnered with BYD.
The new company is to be called BYD Toyota EV Technology Co., Ltd., with its head office in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.
In 2010, BYD sold a total of 519,800 vehicles, representing 2.9% of the market in China and the sixth largest manufacturer. In 2011, the BYD sales rank was outside the top ten. In 2012, the company became the 9th largest car manufacturer in China, producing over 600,000 vehicles.
The North American headquarters opened in Los Angeles in 2011. As of 2013 BYD Auto sells the e6 and Electric Bus in the United States as fleet vehicles only. BYD has supplied the Los Angeles Metro system with buses since 2015. A 2018 investigation by the Los Angeles Times found reliability issues with the BYD buses.
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