BYD ENTERS MAJOR EMOBILITY PARTNERSHIP WITH SIXT
>> BYD signs a long-term agreement with SIXT, a leading international provider of premium mobility services
>> SIXT commits to an initial order for several thousands of pure-electric BYD cars with the first deliveries this year
>> The agreement extends to 2028, with around 100,000 BYD additional electric vehicles envisaged to be added to the SIXT fleet over the next six years
>> A range of high-tech BYD pure-electric cars will be delivered to SIXT, with the BYD ATTO 3 being the first model.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands - BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of New Energy Vehicles (NEV), has signed an agreement with the international renowned car rental company SIXT for the European market. It marks the beginning of a significant long-term partnership, galvanising a shared vision to help accelerate the adoption of electric mobility, with the first pure-electric BYD cars becoming available to SIXT customers in Q4 2022 this year.
The cooperation starts with an initial order from SIXT for several thousands of pure-electric BYD cars with the first deliveries in Q4 2022. It is anticipated that this preliminary order will be further supplemented by SIXT with an additional 100,000 BYD electric vehicles over the next six years. As the global leader of new energy vehicles, BYD is steadfast in its commitment to reducing carbon emissions, through technological innovation for a greener world. For over a decade, BYD Europe has led the way in zero-emission public transportation, and through this partnership with SIXT now brings its green solutions to the car rental market. BYD’s expertise and ethos supports SIXT’s sustainability strategy, with a goal to have between 70% and 90% of its fleet electrified by 2030.
BYD & SIXT Cooperation Signing Ceremony - Left: Michael Shu, General Manager and Managing Director, BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division; Right: Vinzenz Pflanz, Chief Business Officer responsible for sales and vehicle purchase, Sixt SE
Among the first SIXT customers to experience BYD cars this year will be those in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK. With almost 2,100 branches in more than 100 countries, SIXT is a leading international mobility provider with a range of premium services – from car rental, car sharing, ride hailing to car subscriptions.
SIXT will offer customers a range of high-tech BYD pure-electric cars starting with the BYD ATTO 3, an expressive and dynamic C-segment SUV built on BYD’s latest ePlatform 3.0. All models are well-suited to the expectations and needs of European customers, with a premium feel and extensive specifications.