BYD Atto 3 EV Launched in United Arab Emirates

BYD has launched its popular Atto 3 EV in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via its local dealer Al-Futtaim Electric. The Atto 3 is now up for pre-order in Dubai for AED 149,900 ($40,800 USD), making it the most affordable electric vehicle in the Emirates.

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In addition, BYD started reservations for the flagship Han EV, which will go on sale in the UAE in October. ​Huang Zhixue, CEO of BYD’s Middle East and Africa, while speaking to Gulfnews, said:

“The UAE has a unique climate, so we deeply understand the importance of product localization. Last year, we conducted high-temperature tests to ensure that Atto 3 works at its best even in the region’s hot climate.”

BYD announced its partnership with dealer Al-Futtaim in March earlier this year. As part of the agreement, Al-Futtaim Group has pledged to make new energy vehicles (Chinese term for EVs and PHEVs) account for at least 50% of total vehicle sales by 2030, as well as to establish at least 3,000 charging stations around the UAE.

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Atto 3 happens to be BYD’s flagship EV export, which is now selling successfully well in Thailand, Israel, Australia, and New Zealand. Deliveries have also recently begun in a number of additional nations, including the UK, Germany, India, Japan, Costa Rica, and Mexico.


Based on the datasheet for the UAE, the 60.48 kWh battery in the BYD Atto 3 has a 420 km WLTP range. While a 510 km CLTC range is also claimed for Atto 3 in China (sold as Yuan Plus in the domestic market). The 150 kW motor of the Atto 3 generates 310 Nm of torque and is driven by the e-platform 3.0. The impressive drag coefficient of just 0.29 Cd helps to achieve an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h of only 7.3 seconds. Fast charging is supported by the EV, and it takes 30 minutes to charge the battery from 30 to 80%.

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