14 August 2023


BYD builds 5 millionth car

14 August 2023 - BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles and power batteries, rolled off its 5 millionth electric vehicle, a DENZA N7, on August 9th, making it the first automaker in the world to achieve this milestone.

BYD spent 13 years for the first million electric vehicles, another 18 months to reach three million, and today astoundingly, just 9 more months to hit the five million mark. In 2022, BYD's electric vehicles saw remarkable growth, with total sales surpassing 1.86 million. The momentum continued in 2023, as the company reached an impressive cumulative sales volume of 1.5 million units from January to July, including a notable 92,469 units sold overseas which exceeded the total overseas sales for the entire year of 2022. As of July 2023, BYD's global electric vehicle sales have soared beyond 4.8 million units accumulatively, another testament to the company's commitment to sustainable transportation solutions.


BYD has been actively expanding its global presence since 2010, strategically introducing electric buses and taxis for public transit electrification. With a decade of dedicated efforts, BYD's electric public transport solutions are now operational in over 400 cities across more than 70 countries. Meanwhile, BYD's electric vehicles have now made a mark in over 54 countries, with the BYD ATTO 3, one of its standout models, leading NEV sales in Thailand, Israel, and Singapore for several months. In a significant move in July 2023, BYD announced plans for three new factories in Brazil, reinforcing its role as a driving force in the industry.

Since its foundation in 1995, BYD has consistently been at technological advancements. Innovations like Blade Battery, DM-i Super Hybrid System, e-Platform 3.0, CTB Technology, e4 Platform, and the DiSus Intelligent Body Control System, have solidified BYD's position in the electric vehicle market. In 2022, BYD invested over RMB 20 billion in research and development, experiencing a remarkable 90.31% year-on-year increase. As of July 2023, fueled by a robust team of more than 90,000 R&D professionals, BYD has showcased its innovative prowess by filing for over 40,000 patents on a global scale, with more than 28,000 of these patents already approved.