26 Nov 2017


Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has to face its revenues going down as the country’s government reduces EV subsidies and more and more players are entering the EV market.

Stepping up its battery unit is not a new move for BYD. It rather represents a return to its roots, as the Chinese company started out as a battery producer. According to the above-mentioned report, the carmaker plans to extend its battery production in order to sell a part of its batteries to third manufacturers. Even the possibility of a spinoff for the battery unit is said to be thinkable. BYD’s strenth is its vertically integrated supply chain model that brings production costs significantly down.

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