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AC Motors previews the BYD Atto 3 at 11th PH EV Summit

The current lineup also gets new pricing

The Atto 3 is the latest addition to BYD's EV-only lineup in the country. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

BYD is one of the hottest EV manufacturers today, and it is currently distributed locally by AC Motors with the goal of “democratizing EV ownership in the Philippines,” according to BYD Philippines president AntonioToti” Zara.

For the 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit, the public was given a preview of the Atto 3.

That's one stylish C-pillar. PHOTOS BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

The Atto 3 is a subcompact crossover built on BYD’s e-Platform 3.0, which is exclusively designed for battery electric vehicles. It measures 4,455mm long, 1,875mm wide, and 1,615mm tall, and it rolls on 18-inch wheels.

The Atto 3 has quite the funky interior. PHOTOS BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

The EV is propelled by a 150kW motor that produces 310Nm of torque, and this is powered by BYD’s proprietary Blade Battery technology for a range of up to 480km.

Are you aware that BYD has been selling EVs in our market? PHOTOS BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

Also, effective this November, BYD models will be adopting the CCS2 charging protocol, and the lineup will have new prices:

  • Dolphin – P1,398,000
  • Han – P3,113,000
  • Tang – P3,321,000

So far, no pricing has been revealed for the Atto 3 as it will be launched next month.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.