BYD EVs are coming to Malaysia, to be sold by Sime Darby

By Gokul, 30 September 2022

Sime Darby Motors is now the authorised distributor of BYD electric cars in Malaysia

BYD Atto 3

Sime Darby Motors (SDM) Malaysia has inked a Distribution Agreement with BYD, which is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of new energy vehicles. 

This will mark the entry of BYD’s electric vehicles (EV), namely the BYD ATTO 3 and new BYD e6 models for the Malaysian passenger car market with SDM as the distributor. 

SDM Malaysia and BYD formalised the partnership at a signing ceremony between Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director of Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia, and Eagle Zhao, Managing Director of BYD Malaysia Sdn Bhd and PT. BYD Motor Indonesia.

Held at Sime Darby Motors City in Ara Damansara, the ceremony was witnessed by Andrew Basham, Managing Director of Sime Darby Motors, and Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division. 

Andrew Basham said, “In line with our commitment to encourage EV adoption amongst Malaysians, we are pleased to welcome BYD to our stable of world-class brands, enabling us to continue growing our EV pipeline of 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.”

Liu Xueliang commented, “Malaysia is a key market for our expansion, as there are 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.”

Founded in February 1995, BYD has established over 30 industrial parks worldwide and has played a significant role in industries related to electronics, automobiles, new energy and rail transit. 

From energy generation and storage to its applications, BYD is dedicated to providing zero-emission energy solutions. 

The company is also listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, with revenue and market capitalization each exceeding RMB 100 billion.

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