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

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

By Nick Carey

LONDON (Reuters) – BYD on Wednesday received a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating for its ATTO 3 electric crossover, the latest Chinese automaker to score top marks as it seeks a foothold in Europe’s competitive auto market. .

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Made by Renault (EPA ๐Ÿ™‚ With Jiangling Motors – they have four star ratings.

Assessments from the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) are not binding, as they do not certify vehicles for use on the roads. But European consumers are paying attention to the Euro NCAP safety tests and automakers are aggressively marketing the good ratings.

Last month, Chinee competitor Great Wall Motor earned five-star ratings for its WEY Coffee 01 hybrid SUV brand and ORA brand for the Funky Cat electric car.

Just this week, BYD launched the ATTO 3 in India, which sells in China as Plus.

German car rental company Sixt said, last week, that it has committed to buying about 100,000 electric cars from China’s BYD in the coming years.

Among the other cars receiving a five-star rating on Wednesday was the Mercedes-Benz electric EQE.

Euro NCAP said the car’s driver assistance system – including a system that moves the car into the slowest lane on the highway and stops it if the driver becomes unresponsive – made it the car with the highest score yet for assistive driving functions.

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