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It’s a lot of car, for just one car

The BYD ATTO 3 is full of surprises, inside and out.

An aerial photograph of a Surfing Blue BYD Atto 3 driving on a narrow country road near a rocky cliff edge

An electrifying ride

The BYD ATTO 3’s 150kW motor accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 7.3 seconds.

A photograph of a Surfing Blue BYD Atto 3 being charged via a charging cable

Up and running in a flash

Charge your BYD ATTO 3 from SOC 30% to 80% in just 29 mins. 
A charging capacity of DC 88kW guarantees high-speed charging. 

Photograph of a Surfing Blue BYD Atto 3 driving on the road with a Euro NCAP badge in the bottom right of the image

5-Star safety

The BYD ATTO 3 boasts excellent safety credentials, having obtained a 5 star rating in safety tests conducted by the independent European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).

Illustration of the blind spot warning detection system on the BYD Atto 3

Blind Spot Detection

Stay fully aware of your surroundings with the BYD ATTO 3’s Blind Spot Detection (BSD). You will be alerted every time a vehicle enters the blind spot of your side view mirrors.

Illustration of the reversing awareness system on the BYD Atto 3

Your new co-pilot

The BYD ATTO 3’s Advanced Driving Assistance System will help you out of tight spots and tricky manoeuvres.

Lane Keep Assist (LKA):
Your BYD ATTO 3 will automatically guide you back to your lane if you ever start drifting.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) & Rear Cross Traffic Brake (RCTB):
The BYD ATTO 3 will emit an alert, and then automatically stop, if you’re about to collide with oncoming vehicles while reversing.

Make your choice

The BYD ATTO 3 is available in two specifications - Comfort & Design. Click below to find out more.

A photograph of a Surfing Blue BYD Atto 3 from the perspective of a rear passenger. Two people in the front are having a conversation. A woman in the rear passenger seat is pointing and looking at the electric sunroof.

Key features of "Comfort"

  • 18" alloy wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof with sunshade
  • 12.8" electric rotary touchscreen

Key features of "Design"

  • 18" alloy wheels
  • Electric tailgate
  • Rhythm-reactive multi-colour ambient lighting
  • PM2.5 air purification system
  • 15.6" electric rotary touchscreen
  • Panoramic sunroof with sunshade
A photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the centre console focussing on the gear selector

Prepare to be wowed

A wide angle photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the front cabin

Surprising, fun and playful

The styling of the BYD ATTO 3’s interior is truly unique and its dynamic central console is packed with features for an entertaining journey.

A photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the front cabin from the side

Comfort has never been this stylish

The vegan leather sports seats are adjustable at the press of a button. They’re heated at the front, and offer the support you’d want for journeys long and short.

A photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the centre console

Never run out

The treadmill-inspired design of the central armrest includes a wireless charging pad for your phone.

A photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the drivers side door card details

Strum your ‘guitar’

The unique design of the door panel and its speaker evoke the shape of a guitar. The flexible bands, inspired by guitar strings, offer convenient storage as was well as a strumming fidget for when the mood takes you.

A photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the inside door handle with integrated ambient lighting

Let it shine

Bring your music to life with the multi-coloured ambient lighting. It syncs to the beat of your tunes to to light up the whole cabin.

A photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the front and rear seats as well as the large panoramic electric sunroof

Panoramic sunroof

Your passengers won’t tire of the view. The panoramic sliding glass roof spans the length of the roof, and includes an adjustable shade for those bright summer days.

A photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the rear seats

More legroom than you’ll need

The floor of the rear is completely flat, thanks to the design of the e-Platform 3.0. Friends and family will love the extra comfort of ample legroom.

A photograph of the interior of the BYD Atto 3 showing the boot space filled with suitcases and a smaller fabric bag

Generous trunk space

There’s plenty of space to pack all the essentials - and not-so-essentials - you need when you travel. The large storage space features an extra hidden trunk compartment. With a simple click the tailgate opens automatically, and its anti-pinch design provides extra protection when you close it.

Stay connected

You’ll be wowed daily by the smart rotatable touchscreen (12.8”/15.6"). Connect your phone (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto) and access all supported third-party apps to help you navigate and bring colour to your journey (eg: HERE Maps, Spotify and many more). 

Discover the BYD cloud service on APP which will become your indispensable assistant. And stay handsfree and safe with the BYD ATTO 3’s Intelligent Voice Control. Last but not least, you’ll never have to worry about system upgrades thanks to the OTA function. 

Got a question?

Visit our FAQ's to find answers to commonly asked questions.

BYD - The Company

Who are BYD?

  • BYD Company Ltd. established in 1995 in Shenzhen, China.
  • Listed on Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges
  • Turnover €58 billion in 2022, +55%
  • 600,000 employees worldwide
  • 4 main businesses: electronics, automobile, new energy and rail transit
  • BYD has more than 49,000 engineers and technicians. As of January 2023, BYD has submitted applications for over 40,000 patent rights and owns about 28,000 patents.
  • To date, BYD has delivered more than 90,000 units of pure electric buses and coaches.
  • BYD has ranked 1st in China’s New Energy Passenger Vehicles sales for 9 consecutive years (2014 - 2022).
  • BYD ranks 1st in China’s new energy vehicles for 10 consecutive years (2013 - 2022).
  • BYD is the first manufacturers globally to produce three million new energy vehicles.
  • By March 2023, over 3.9 million BYD NEVs have been produced for operation in 70 countries and regions, and 400+ cities around the world, reducing CO2 emissions by 29 million tonnes.
  • BYD Europe was established in 1998. BYD is the world’s leading NEV and is coming to Europe to bring the latest technologies, products and green city solutions. BYD Vision is to Cool the Earth by 1℃. That may not sound like a lot, but it’s close to the global temperature scientists say can trigger dramatic sea-level rise, more destructive storms, and heat waves.
  • And last but not least BYD manufactures its own eco-systems and semiconductor chips, a big advantage in our delivery capabilities.

What is the quality of the BYD car range?

BYD brings high tech, sustainable mobility solutions (and battery technology) to European customers. BYD cars are highly spec’d, have high tech DNA, modern/latest technology on board: much more than you would expect. 

Will the brand stick around?

BYD is being distributed in Ireland by Motor Distributors Limited (MDL).  MDL, a company recognised as one of Ireland’s leading and most distinguished motor vehicles distributors. Since the 1940s, MDL has served as distributors in Ireland for many of the world’s leading motor brands. Following extensive research in the global electric vehicle market, BYD is their latest chosen brand to import into Ireland. 

By March 2023, over 3.9 million BYD NEVs have been produced for operation in 70 countries and regions, and 400+ cities around the world, reducing CO2 emissions by 29 million tonnes.

Initially, the BYD Atto 3 will be available through dealerships in Dublin and Cork cities - BYD North Dublin, Navan Road; BYD South Dublin, Deansgrange and BYD Cork Eastgate Business Park, Little Island.

Additional sales dealerships to be announced shortly. 

What about after care?

BYD is currently sold in 6 locations in Ireland - BYD North Dublin, Navan Road Dublin 7, BYD South Dublin in Deansgrange, BYD Cork at Eastgate Business Park, Little Island, BYD Waterford on the Inner Ring Road, BYD Wexford on the Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy and BYD Limerick on the Ballysimon Road, with additional dealers to be announced shortly.

After-Sales care will be delivered through these outlets and all are experienced Sales and After-Sales dealers in Ireland for over fifty years. For additional peace of mind, all BYD cars with a comprehensive 6-year vehicle warranty, 8-year battery warranty, and a 12-year Anti-Corrosion warranty.  BYD ATTO 3 comes with a two-year service plan offering free of charge replacement of tyres, front brake pads and wiper blades should they need to be replaced. 

Fast charging will not affect our battery and can be used safely. The fast-charging model has been tested and matched to vehicle under different condition of SOC.

When your EV will not be used for a longer time period, we suggest leaving the vehicle with 30-50% SOC in the battery and remove the cathode wire of the 12V battery.

Your Privacy

Data security is fundamental to BYD. BYD takes privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting customer information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

BYD always respects and protects personal privacy. All data related to vehicles will be stored on servers in the European Union, or directly in the vehicle. BYD will not collect personal data without authorization, and will only carry out data processing activities in compliance with the GDPR and other legal requirements. BYD has implemented corresponding encryption and protection measures for the process of data storage and transmission ensuring our best efforts to safeguard data security.

The BYD Blade Battery

Every BYD passenger car has high tech in its DNA:  The new electric vehicles are built on the state-of-the-art BYD e-Platform 3.0. with lithium Iron Phosphate (Cobalt-free, for sustainable, labour and safety reasons) blade battery.

BYD ATTO 3 is based on a Cell-to-Pack (CTP) platform, which means that the battery is integrated in the traditional structure of the body floor, forming a sandwich structure of the top cover, the ‘’blade battery’’ and the tray. The benefit of this advanced CTB-platform is that the car’s body can be lower, therefore has better aerodynamics and, adds to body stiffness and also offers more space for the battery pack.

How long does it take to charge a BYD?

Commercial charging 3 phase A/C 5.4 hours D/C Charging 30% to 80% 29 minutes

How long do BYD batteries last for?

They are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle similar to a combustion engine

What is the BYD battery made of?

Battery type: Blade Lithium Iron Phosphate HV battery

Who makes the BYD battery?

The battery is designed and produced internally by BYD

What happens to the old electric batteries?

When the HV battery comes to end of the life all parts are recycled

What is the Blade Battery technology?

The revolutionary BYD Blade Battery introduces new levels of safety, durability and performance.

What sets BYD battery technologies apart and from other manufactures?

With the uptake for EVs across the globe beginning to gather pace, the Blade Battery’s ultra-safe credentials sets it apart from conventional Lithium Iron-Phosphate battery technology and, BYD believes, gives it a significant USP in the EV sector. 

Safety: The Blade Battery has successfully passed the nail penetration test, one of the most stringent safety tests in the industry, which proves it will never spontaneously ignite. The Blade Battery is currently the only power battery in the world that can safely pass the test. 

What are the components used in BYD batteries and do they include Cobalt?

The Blade Battery adopts the lithium iron phosphate technology and is Cobalt free. BYD has chosen this because of safety, sustainability and labour issues.

What environmental standards does BYD have concerning the use of minerals such as cobalt in the production of lithium batteries?

The Blade Battery adopts the lithium iron phosphate technology and is Cobalt free.

The Environment

Where are BYD cars built?

All models of passenger cars for Europe are built in China. BYD has several state-of-art facilities in China, with the world-class advanced production equipment.

We’re conducting feasibility studies into our passenger cars production options in Europe. While there are no target European countries to build facilities in yet, obviously BYD wants to be close to Europe for business and sustainable reasons (shipping).

Why are BYD cars good for the environment and sustainability?

BYD Company’s mission has been and always will be, to create products and services that make the world safe, clean, connected, and sustainable. In pursuit of this mission, our company is committed to a strong Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (CSR) that safeguards our products and services, and the ecosystem of suppliers that contribute to our products and services.

The BYD Blade Battery adopts the lithium iron phosphate technology and it’s 100% recyclable. The battery will be recycled and can have a second life in energy storage. 

What models are available in the Irish market now?

The first car to arrive in Ireland is the BYD ATTO 3 (C-Segment SUV)

What specs or models are coming to Ireland?

BYD has plans to introduce more models in 2023 and 2024 to meet the market and customer demands. These will be announced in due course.

What does BYD mean?

BYD stands for Build Your Dreams


The BYD ATTO 3 offers numerous benefits. Firstly, it comes with a vast list of standard equipment including the all-important safety features (plus an NCAP 5-star rating). The technology and efficiency makes running an electric vehicle very simple. It has been designed under the leadership of our German Design Director Wolfgang Egger so will appeal to European tastes.  The car combines pinnacle technology, infotainment, design, and comfort.

Performance: WLTP combined range of 420 km. The 60.5 kWh Blade Battery can be charged from 30-80% in 29 minutes.  0-100 km sprint time of just 7.3 seconds.

We believe that our products are successfully pitched for many types of customers.  The BYD ATTO 3 is perfect for people who want to transition to an electric vehicle, yet the technology and efficiency will also appeal to the EV advocates who truly understand the technology.  The BYD ATTO 3 is placed in the heartland of the volume sector meaning that it  appeals to couples, young families, and older generations alike.

Are BYD cars Apple Carplay or Android Auto equipped?

In Ireland, Apple Carplay is available but Android Auto will be ready from April.

A bright road ahead

The broad headlights - and continuous taillights - shine a reassuringly wide beam of light, greatly improving night driving. This, combined with the unique dynamic steering light, means you’ll feel safer and more comfortable in the BYD ATTO 3.

Cloud Connected App

The direct link between your car and the outside world. For a unique smart experience.




ModelComfort / Design
 Drive typeFWD
Range(km)*420 (WLTP Combined)
Acceleration 0-100kph (s)7.3
Top Speed (km/h)160
Peak Power (kW)150
Wheels (inch)18"
Cargo (L)555/1338
Battery TypeBYD Blade Battery (LFP)

*Note: Actual electric range and power consumption may depend on the individual user, driving style, vehicle speed, environmental conditions, outside temperature, route profile and other reasons. This means that the actual figures may differ slightly from the test figures. In addition, the use of auxiliary systems such as air conditioning or heated seats can also affect the actual figures.

*Note: CO2 emissions combined: 0g/km.
The actual energy consumption in real conditions varies depending on the driving style, the nature of the route, the outside temperature, the use of heating and air conditioning and any additional weight. The energy consumption was determined on the basis of EU 2017/1151 and (EU) 2018/858.

Prices includes 2yr Service Plan

†Includes delivery & related charges. Model is shown for illustrative purposes only. ††The Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV) is payable if you renew or retain the vehicle at the end of the agreement. Further charges may be applied by your Dealer subject to kilometre limits/condition of the vehicle. *Lending criteria and conditions apply (Over 18s only). APR is inclusive of a documentation fee of €63.49. To qualify for this Finance Offer, a minimum deposit of 10% is required. Rate quoted is correct as at 1st August 2023 and is subject to change. Offer available on all new Comfort & Design models registered at participating dealers. This is a Consumer Hire Purchase agreement provided by Bank of Ireland Finance. Ownership remains with Bank of Ireland until the optional final payment is made. Bank of Ireland trading as Bank of Ireland Finance is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland

Warning: You may have to pay charges if you pay off a hire purchase agreement early.

Warning: If you do not meet the repayments on your hire purchase agreement, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating, which may limit your ability to access credit, a hire purchase agreement, a consumer hire agreement or a BNPL agreement in the future.

¹Discount shown includes VRT Relief, SEAI Grant & New BYD VRT Support. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact your dealer for more information. Offer ends July 31st