China’s BYD wins five-star European safety rating for electric SUV

LONDON — BYD on Wednesday obtained a coveted five-star Euro NCAP security ranking for its electric ATTO 3 crossover SUV, the hottest Chinese carmaker to receive leading marks as it seeks to attain a foothold in Europe’s competitive car market place.

Two other Chinese-made autos — the eCitroën C5 X, constructed by a joint venture involving Stellantis and Dongfeng and the Mobilize Limo, an electric powered sedan designed by Renault jointly with Jiangling Motors — gained 4-star rankings.

Ratings from the European New Vehicle Evaluation Application (NCAP) are not binding, as it does not certify motor vehicles for street use. But European customers pay notice to Euro NCAP’s basic safety exams, and carmakers aggressively marketplace great ratings.

Previous thirty day period Chinese rival Good Wall Motor been given five-star scores for its WEY manufacturer Coffee 01 hybrid SUV and its ORA model Funky Cat electric powered sedan (respectively, under).

Just this 7 days BYD introduced the ATTO 3 in India, which sells in China as the Yuan As well as.

Last 7 days, German auto rental firm Sixt stated it has dedicated to acquiring all-around 100,000 electric powered autos from China’s BYD in the coming decades.

Among the the other autos receiving a 5-star rating on Wednesday was Mercedes-Benz’s EQE electric sedan (below).

The EQE’s driver help procedure — together with one that moves the car to the slowest lane on a freeway and brings it to a halt if the driver gets to be unresponsive — made it the maximum-scoring vehicle so much for assisted-driving functions, Euro NCAP reported.