Sime Darby Motors to distribute BYD EVs in M’sia

  • Auto
  • Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

Sime Darby Motors managing director Andrew Basham

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

The auto distributor said the agreement will entail Sime Darby Motors distributing BYD’s ATTO 3 and the 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 government’s push towards low-carbon mobility,” said managing director Andrew Basham in a statement yesterday.

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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