BYD Thailand Factory Inauguration and Roll-off of Its 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle

BYD celebrated the inauguration of its Thailand plant and the production of its 8 millionth new energy vehicle in Rayong, Thailand, marking two milestones in the company’s global expansion. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Pimphattra Wichaikul, Thailand’s Minister of Industry; Mr. Han Zhiqiang, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand; Mr. Narit Therdsteerasukdi, Secretary General of Thailand Board of Investment; as well as Mr. Wang Chuanfu, Chairman and President of BYD, among other senior executives of BYD Group.

BYD completed its Thailand plant in just 16 months, with an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles. The facility encompasses processes of stamping, painting, welding, final assembly, and producing car components. It is projected to generate 10,000 jobs. BYD marked a historic moment by unveiling the Dolphin model as the 8 millionth new energy vehicle.

Ceremony of BYD Thailand Plant Inauguration and Roll-off of BYD’s 8 Millionth New Energy Vehicle

Minister Pimphattra Wichaikul expressed high praise for BYD’s outstanding contributions to the new energy vehicle sector: “BYD is a world-leading automobile manufacturer and a pioneer in China’s new energy vehicle industry. BYD’s investment in Thailand, along with its advanced production technology, will drive the development of the new energy vehicle industry in Thailand and across ASEAN”

Miss Pimphattra Wichaikul, Thailand’s Minister of Industry, delivering a speech at the ceremony

Ambassador Han Zhiqiang highlighted the close ties and enduring friendship between China and Thailand. He noted that BYD, an outstanding representative of the global new energy vehicle industry, has completed its Thailand plant and celebrated the roll-off of its 8 millionth new energy vehicle. This milestone not only marks a significant achievement for BYD but also a new chapter in the mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Thailand in the field of new energy vehicles.

Mr. Han Zhiqiang, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand, delivering a speech at the ceremony

At the event, Mr. Wang Chuanfu expressed gratitude to both governments, Thai customers, and partners for their strong support. He emphasized BYD’s success in the Thai market, becoming the pure electric vehicle sales champion for eighteen months within the past two years. Currently, one in every three electric vehicles sold in Thailand is a BYD. Going forward, BYD aims to launch more pure electric and plug-in hybrid models in Thailand.

Mr. Wang Chuanfu, Chairman and President of BYD, delivering a speech at the ceremony

As the global leader in new energy vehicles, BYD has significantly expanded its overseas presence in recent years. In 2023, it achieved a 337% year-on-year increase in exports, reaching 243,000 vehicles. In the first half of this year, BYD sold 1.607 million new energy vehicles globally, a 28% year-on-year increase, securing its position as the largest in the industry. Of these, over 203,000 were exported, showing a 173.8% year-on-year growth. As of now, BYD’s new energy vehicles are present in 88 countries and regions worldwide, with passenger car production bases established in Thailand, Brazil, Hungary, and Uzbekistan.

Mr. Wang Chuanfu, Chairman and President of BYD, handing over the 8 millionth new energy vehicle Dolphin to the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage

Since achieving the roll-off of its 1 millionth new energy vehicle in May 2021, BYD has reached the impressive milestone of 8 millionth vehicles in just over three years. Looking forward, BYD will continue to expand its global market presence, leveraging its advanced technology and innovative products to meet the diverse needs of consumers worldwide. As more overseas factories come into operation, BYD’s global production capacity will progressively strengthen, further solidifying its leading position in the global new energy vehicle market.

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