Chinese EV maker, BYD, or Build Your Dreams has joined forces with Castrol to recommend its EV fluids to its users.
The deal expands on its original partnership as BYD continues its push for global EV market share.
Praising the deal and looking forward to the future of the auto industry, Zikai Gao, Managing Director, BYD Global After-sales Division, said, “As we announce the end of production of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, we believe this partnership with Castrol will go towards helping us accelerate EV adoption across the world.”
BYD has enjoyed its fair share of success in the EV market with its 7 + 4 EV strategy.
The strategy includes going electric in almost all public transportation forms (buses, EVs, coaches, etc.)
However, it’s BYD’s innovations that are helping the automaker push EVs forward. BYD developed its blade battery in 2020, which promotes higher energy density at safer levels.
Perhaps, more importantly, the Chinese automaker has a battery spin-off called Fudi, which produces the batteries and plans to sell them to other automakers.
In fact, rumors are swirling that Tesla will be using BYD blade batteries to make its Model Y at Gigagactory Berlin.
In 2021, BYD sold close to 600,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and it plans to hit the 2 million mark this year.
With this in mind, the new EV fluids agreement will help BYD and Castrol in their plans to further EV adoption.
With BYD’s new agreement with Castrol, the automaker will officially recommend (based on testing) Castrol ON EV fluids for its HAN EV series.
The company’s EV series started selling in the lucrative China market in 2020 and is one of the nation’s most popular EVs, with over 150,000 sold so far.