BYD first batch mass-produced vehicles rolled off assembly line in Uzbekistan factory

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On June 27, BYD announced that the first batch of mass-produced new energy vehicles at its Uzbekistan factory – Song Plus DM-i Champion Edition – officially rolled off the production line. At the same time, BYD signed a green transportation cooperation initiative with the Uzbek government to jointly promote sustainable travel.

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The BYD Uzbekistan plant.

The BYD Uzbekistan plant is located in the Jizzakh Region, a joint venture established in September 2023 between BYD and Uzbekistan’s state-controlled automobile group Uzavtosanoat JSC (UzAuto Motors). The plant manufactures both pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. More specifically, the first phase aims to manufacture two plug-in hybrid models, namely the BYD Song Plus DM-i Champion Edition (see spec here) and Destroyer 05 Champion Edition (see spec here). The annual production capacity in the first phase is expected to reach 50,000 vehicles to meet the sales demand in the Central Asian market.

Furthermore, the second phase will also have a production capacity of 50,000 vehicles and after the completion of the third phase, the production will reach 300,000 vehicles.

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Production launch ceremony in Shenzhen, China

It is worth mentioning that on January 25 this year, Uzbek President Mirziyoyev visited BYD’s headquarters in Shenzhen, and held a production launch ceremony for BYD’s Uzbekistan factory via video link with BYD President Wang Chuanfu, and jointly witnessed the production of the first car, the BYD Song Plus DM-i.

BYD’s overseas plans can be traced back to 2007. That year, BYD set the goal of “becoming the world’s number one automaker in 2025”. Then in 2017, BYD invested 290 million USD to build an electric bus factory in the United States. In that same year, BYD’s factory in Maharashtra, India was put into use with an annual production capacity of 180,000 vehicles, mainly manufacturing the BYD F0 and BYD e6 (see spec here). Moreover, on December 9 of that year, BYD signed an agreement with the Moroccan government to set up a factory in Tangier to produce batteries, large electric vehicles, and monorail electric trains.

Then in September last year, BYD invested in a factory in Thailand, which is BYD’s first overseas new energy vehicle production base with a production capacity of 150,000 vehicles. In addition to Thailand in Southeast Asia and Uzbekistan in Central Asia, BYD has also completed the layout of overseas production bases in Brazil in South America and Hungary in Eastern Europe.

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Source: BYD Weibo, Sohu, AutoHome

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