Chinese BYD e-vehicles launched in Portugal by Salvador Caetano


BYD, the largest Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles has partnered with Portuguese auto group Salvador Caetano to launch in Portugal in May.

Salvador Caetano said in a statement that the launch features three 100% electric models, “the expressive and dynamic C-SUV BYD ATTO 3, designed with the European consumer in mind, the 7-seater SUV with 4-wheel drive BYD TANG and the elegant and sporty sedan BYD HAN”.

“BYD is currently the only automaker in the world to provide electric mobility for the entire market and the only car manufacturer in the world to cease production and marketing of combustion-powered vehicles”, the Portuguese auto group added.

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With “an independent development and innovation department”, BYD “became the only company in the world to dominate the core technologies of electric vehicles, such as batteries, motors, electronic controllers and chips”, Salvador Caetano underlines.

Michael Shu, general director and executive director of BYD Europe and the group’s international cooperation division, said in the statement that the automaker´s range of electric vehicles and “world-leading EV technology” presents “new and inspiring alternatives to electric mobility that actively contribute to reducing CO2 emissions”.

Sérgio Ribeiro, director of Salvador Caetano Auto, adds that “this partnership reinforces the Salvador Caetano group’s strategy and commitment to electrification and the transition to ecological mobility”.

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“We are sure that we will contribute to the growth of the brand and to more sustainable mobility, with a highly qualified network and 70 years of experience in the automotive industry and sector”, Ribeiro said.

“The leadership, technological innovation and strong commitment to Research and Development present in the BYD’s DNA, are differentiating factors that make this brand so interesting for Portuguese consumers”, he added.


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