BYD launches Atto 3 electric SUV in India.
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BYD launches Atto 3 electric SUV in India.

The BYD Atto 3 comes with an ARAI-certified range of 521 km and an L2 Advanced Driving Assistance System. The price of the car will be announced in December.

Chinese automobile company BYD has launched its electric SUV, BYD-ATTO 3, in India. It is BYD’s first passenger electric car in India.

BYD Atto 3 is built on the e-Platform 3.0, which is designed for the next generation of pure electric vehicles. It is powered by a 60.48 kWh Blade Battery, which offers an ARAI-certified range of 521 km. The blade battery of the Atto 3 has even passed the nail penetration test, one of the industry’s most rigorous tests for batteries.

The car also has an 8-in-1 electric powertrain. The powertrain is equipped with a drive motor, motor controller, reducer, onboard charger, DC converter, high-voltage distribution box, vehicle controller, and Battery Management System (BMS). This integrated powertrain results in a 20% overall size reduction and 15% weight reduction and allow the overall efficiency to exceed 89%.

BYD-ATTO 3 features L2 Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) BYD Dipilot, 7 airbags, the panoramic sunroof, a 12.8-inch adaptive rotating suspension electronic pad, 360° holographic transparent imaging system, an NFC card key, the Vehicle to Load (VTOL) mobile power station, etc.

The car comes with a 1,261mm long and 849mm wide panoramic sunroof with electric slide and anti-pinch features. It also comes standard with a 12.8-inch adaptive rotating suspension electronic pad supporting a 360° holographic transparent imaging system. The panoramic sunroof and imaging system are the largest among cars in the segment.

BYD-ATTO 3 provides intelligent driving systems and multi-sensor layouts with the BYD DiPilot L2 driving assist system. It is also equipped with 7 airbags, a robust steel body structure, and a safety-oriented chassis design.

Other key features of the car are mobile phone wireless charging, a one-touch electric control tailgate, NFC card key, an 8-speaker audio system, electric seat adjustment, voice control, LED headlamps, LED rear lights, multi-color gradient ambient lighting that responds to music rhythm, PM 2.5 air filter, CN95 air filter, etc.

The price of the car in India will be announced in December. BYD has started taking bookings for the Atto 3 for ₹50,000.

Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President of Electric Passenger Vehicles of BYD India, said: We are happy to announce the launch of our much-acclaimed electric SUV in India. With proven and innovative technology, we are on track toward building a stronger ecosystem that facilitates EV adoption in our country. The launch of BYD-ATTO 3 is a step towards this mission. We will constantly contribute to building a greener future.

Ketsu Zhang, Executive Director of BYD India, said: BYD has two plants in India covering more than 140,000 sqm with 3,000 employees and a cumulative investment of over $200 million in the country. We are fully committed to India’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2070 and will promote sustainability and zero emissions by introducing pure electric vehicles and the latest technologies. We intend to sell 15,000 units of BYD-ATTO 3 in India over the next year and plan to set up a local manufacturing facility in the due course.

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