BYD India opens its first electric car dealership in Ernakulam

BYD India, a subsidiary of the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles BYD, today inaugurated its first passenger vehicle dealership showroom in Ernakulam, Kerala. The concessionaire will be managed by EVM Southcoast in Kochi.

The showroom was inaugurated by Sabu Johny, Managing Director of EVM Group in the presence of senior officials from BYD India and EVM Southcoast.

EVM Southcoast will provide consumers in the Kerala market with access to BYD’s pure electric vehicles. In November 2021, BYD India had launched the e6 electric minivan for Rs 29 lakh. In accordance with FADA, the body of apex dealers, BYD India sold a total of 153 electric vehicles during the April-July 2022 period. The company also markets purely electric buses.

August 10, BYD India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HDFC Bank for equity financing for its dealer network across India.

According to BYD India, the 2,500 square foot showroom is equipped with well-trained technicians and comprehensive facilities including service bays, customer lounge and electric vehicle charging stations, aimed at providing customers with the best in-store experience.

Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President, Electric Passenger Vehicles Business, BYD India, said, “Starting from Kochi, we are getting closer to our target customers and are excited to open our first showroom in the country with EVM Southcoast. . We hope that our personalized products and services will stimulate and accelerate green initiatives in the region.

“Kochi is the most densely populated city in Kerala and is also known as the financial, commercial and industrial capital of the state. We are delighted to embark on a new adventure with our first dealership in the state of Kerala. Kochi has immense potential for premium passenger cars and we strongly believe that BYD will be the major contributor to the adoption of EVs in EPV segments in Kerala,” added Shrirang Joshi, Head of National Sales for the business. electric passenger vehicles from BYD India.