BYD Indonesia Delivers First 1,000 Cars, Sets Sights on Future


On July 1, BYD Indonesia celebrated the delivery of its first batch of 1,000 vehicles in Indonesia, which included models like the BYD Dolphin, Seal, and Atto 3. The BYD Founder and CEO personally handed over the cars to Indonesian customers at the ceremony. The company announced plans to invest $1.3 billion in building a new car factory in Indonesia with production capacity for 150,000 vehicles. The chosen site for the factory is the “Subang Smart City,” covering 108 hectares and featuring research and development facilities.

Why does it matter?

The unveiling of the first vehicles marks a significant milestone for BYD in Indonesia, showcasing the company’s commitment to the region. By setting up a production facility in Indonesia, BYD aims to capitalize on the growing electric vehicle (EV) market in the country. Indonesia’s incentives for EV manufacturers, such as tax breaks and tariff eliminations, have attracted companies like BYD to establish manufacturing hubs in the region. With plans to expand its sales outlets and production capabilities, BYD is positioning itself as a key player in Indonesia’s EV industry.

How is it going to shape the future?

BYD’s strategic investments in Indonesia highlight the company’s long-term vision for sustainable mobility solutions in Southeast Asia. By focusing on ramping up production in Indonesia and Thailand, BYD aims to meet the rising demand for electric vehicles in the region. The establishment of the Indonesian factory not only boosts the local economy but also aligns with Indonesia’s goal of increasing EV sales in the coming years. As BYD continues to expand its presence in Southeast Asia, the company is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of electric mobility in the region.