BYD Shortlisted in the Top Three for the 2024 World Car Awards

At the Geneva Motor Show, the World Car Awards announced the top three finalists for 2024. BYD’s models, the BYD SEAL and the BYD DOLPHIN, excelled among a host of competitors, securing spots in the top three for the “World Car of the Year” and “World Urban Car” categories, respectively, and progressing to the final round of the competition. BYD makes history as the first and only Chinese carmaker to be shortlisted in the top three for the “World Car of the Year” category.

Regarded as the top three automotive accolades globally, the “World Car Awards,” “European Car of the Year,” and “North American Car of the Year” are highly esteemed. Dubbed the “Oscars of the automotive world”, the “World Car Awards” is particularly celebrated for its emphasis on international models, positioning it as a highly anticipated event within the global automotive industry. BYD’s exceptional performance highlights its status as a global leader in the New Energy Vehicle space.

These two models, with their distinctive design, cutting-edge technology, and robust safety features, captured the interest of over 100 automotive media experts from 29 countries. In 2023, the BYD SEAL and BYD DOLPHIN achieved five-star ratings in Euro NCAP and ANCAP tests. Notably, BYD SEAL was also nominated for the final European Car of the Year 2024.

As a frontrunner in the new energy vehicle sector, BYD achieved a milestone with over 3 million new energy vehicle sales in 2023, securing the top spot in global sales, for the second year in a row and breaking into the top ten global automotive brands — a first for a Chinese automaker.

So far, BYD’s new energy vehicles have a substantial presence across over 70 countries and regions on six continents, encompassing more than 400 cities. In 2023, BYD emerged as a frontrunner in new energy vehicle sales across various international markets, including Thailand, Singapore, Colombia, and Brazil, garnering extensive consumer acclaim and preference. The manufacturer further consolidated its presence in the South Asian markets by partnering with Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate John Keells Holdings to provide the nation with new energy vehicles. Moreover, BYD is set to launch its presence with the BYD SEAL, BYD DOLPHIN and the BYD ATTO3.

Aligning with the World Car Awards’ mission to foster continual innovation in the automotive sector, BYD is committed to building a comprehensive zero-emission new energy solution through technological innovations. It aims to enhance consumer travel experiences, spearhead the new energy vehicle industry’s growth, and actively contribute to the automotive industry’s transformation and progress. Looking ahead, BYD will steadfastly pursue its vision to “Cool the Earth by 1°C,” continually driving the industry’s green and low-carbon transformation and global sustainable development.


About BYD

BYD is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Founded in 1995 as a rechargeable battery maker, BYD now boasts a diverse business scope covering automobiles, rail transit, new energy, and electronics, with over 30 industrial parks in China, the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hungary, and India. From energy generation and storage to its applications, BYD is dedicated to providing zero-emission energy solutions that reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. Its new energy vehicle footprint now covers 6 continents, over 70 countries and regions, and more than 400 cities. Listed in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company is known to be a Fortune Global 500 enterprise that furnishes innovations in pursuit of a greener world.

About BYD Auto
Founded in 2003, BYD Auto is the automotive subsidiary of BYD, a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Aiming to accelerate the green transition of the global transportation sector, BYD Auto focuses on developing pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company has mastered the core technologies of the entire industrial chain of new energy vehicles, such as batteries, electric motors, and electronic controllers. It has witnessed in recent years significant technological advancements, including the Blade Battery, DM-i Super Hybrid Technology, e Platform 3.0, CTB Technology, e⁴ Platform, BYD DiSus Intelligent Body Control System, and DMO super hybrid system. The company is the world’s first carmaker to stop the production of fossil-fueled vehicles on the EV shift and has remained top of new energy passenger vehicle sales in China for 11 years in a row.

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