Sime Darby Motors to distribute BYD EVs in Malaysia

Andrew Basham, Managing Director of Sime Darby Motors (far right) and Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division (far left), witnessing the signing ceremony between Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director of Retail & Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia (second from right) and Eagle Zhao, Managing Director of BYD Malaysia Sdn Bhd and PT. BYD MOTOR INDONESIA (second from left)

KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Motors (SDM) Malaysia has inked a distribution agreement with BYD, marking the entry of BYD's electric vehicles into the Malaysian passenger car market.

The auto distributor said the agreement will entail SDM distributing BYD’s ATTO 3 and new e6 models.

"BYD is the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles and this partnership will bring BYD’s expertise to the Malaysian market through a wide range of EV models.

"Our collaboration with BYD is one of the steps Sime Darby Motors is taking towards our aim of becoming a leader in EV. This is also aligned with the Malaysian government’s push towards low carbon mobility," said SDM managing director Andrew Basham in a statement.

Meanwhile, BYD Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division general manager Liu Xueliang said Malaysia is a key market for its expansion with vast opportunities for the EV ecosystem to grow and evolve.

"Given its proven track record and well-established presence in the automotive sector in the Asia Pacific region, we look forward to partnering with Sime Darby Motors to serve Malaysia’s growing EV demand," he added.

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