Car manufacturers and automotive enthusiasts are in agreement; electric cars are the future and are growing more and more in popularity each day. With the BYD Atto 3, you’re getting ahead of the game – its entrance into the market has made waves due to its affordability, efficiency, style, and impressive specs.
If you’ve been considering the switch to an electric vehicle, then the award-winning BYD Atto 3, manufactured by Chinese automaker BYD Auto should be right at the top of your list. Whether you’re looking for a hire car for your next road trip, or want to try before you buy, SIXT Car Hire has you covered – we’ve got BYD electric vehicles available for hire at SIXT locations across the country.
Here’s everything you need to know, including specifications, charging speed, price, efficiency, battery size, battery range, and more.
How Much Is the BYD Atto 3?
The BYD Atto 3 standard model starts at $48,011, and the extended model starts at $51,011, making it one of the most affordable and financially efficient electric vehicles available in Australia.
The vehicle has an 8-year, 160,000km battery warranty, with a 6-year, 150,000km vehicle warranty – whichever comes first. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply.
For reference, the competing Hyundai Kona EV starts at $54,500, yet has less battery power, a smaller range, longer battery charge time, and slower acceleration time. It’s fair to say you’re definitely getting value for your money.
Why not try before you buy? Hire from SIXT and experience the latest in cutting-edge automotive technology for yourself.
How Does the BYD Atto 3 Battery Pack Compare?
The BYD Atto 3 runs on the lithium iron phosphate (LFP) ‘blade battery’, designed and launched by BYD themselves. It holds notable advantages compared to traditional lithium batteries in range, longevity, power, and safety, and is the only power battery in the world to have passed the stringent ‘nail penetration test’. The BYD blade battery has redefined safety standards in the industry without sacrificing performance.
Read on to view the specific specifications of the BYD Atto 3’s battery.
What Is the Battery Range of the BYD Atto 3
The BYD Atto 3 standard model has a 410 km battery range, and the BYD Atto 3 extended model has a 480 km battery range. This is enough to last the average Australian two weeks of commuting! Keep reading for more battery details.
How Is the BYD Atto 3 Battery Size & Capacity?
The BYD Atto 3 standard model has a blade battery capacity of 50.1 kWh whereas the extended model has a blade battery capacity of 60.4 kWh.
Both the extended and standard models have a maximum battery power of 150kW, and a maximum torque of 310 Nm.
The front-wheel drive BYD Atto 3 electric vehicle takes only 7.3 seconds to go from 0 – 100 km/h. How’s that for efficiency?
How Do You Charge the BYD Atto 3?
The BYD Atto 3 comes with both AC & DC charging ports to appease flexible charging needs, as well as an emergency 220v charging cable if needed.
When you rent a SIXT vehicle, you have access to free charging with Chargefox, Australia’s largest electric vehicle charging network. View Chargefox locations to plan your next road trip with a BYD Atto 3.
How Long Does It Take to Charge the BYD Atto 3 Battery?
The BYD Atto 3 can be fast charged via a DC port at a rate up to 88 kW, meaning you’ll be plugged in for around 40-45 minutes to refill up enough for your next drive.
A regular wall-box/home AC charging port will charge the BYD Atto 3 at a rate of about 7.4 kW, meaning it’ll take roughly 9 hours to completely recharge.
How does the BYD Atto 3 compare to the Tesla Model Y?
Both the BYD Atto 3 and the Tesla Model Y are great electric vehicles in their own right.
The choice between the two electric vehicles will come down to your unique needs, situation, and budget. View the below table for a detailed, comprehensive comparison of the BYD Atto 3 Extended Model vs. the Tesla Model Y.
|Feature||BYD Atto 3 Extended Model|
|Tesla Model Y|
|Range||480 km||455 km|
|Torque||310 kW||340 kW|
|Battery Power||150 kW||194 kW|
|Battery Capacity||60.5 kWh||57.5 kWh|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||7.3 s||6.9 s|
|Efficiency||144 Wh/km||132 Wh/km|
|AC Charge Power||7.4 kW||11 kW|
|DC Charge Power||88 kW||170 kW|
|Vehicle Warranty||6 years / 150,000 km||4 years / 80,000 km|
|Battery Warranty||8 years / 160,000 km||8 years / 160,000 km|
Across the key specifications of both vehicles, both vehicles have the superior attribute in 5/11 categories, sharing the spoils with respect to battery warranty. When you consider that the BYD Atto 3 is considerably cheaper than the Tesla Model Y, this is a great result for the Chinese-made electric vehicle.
Both vehicles can be deemed practical in size, offering considerable storage and passenger space, although the Model Y is slightly bigger overall.
Whilst the Tesla Model Y has a 15-inch centre screen and built-in high-quality sound system, the BYD features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, something the Model Y lacks.
As you can see, neither vehicle stands head and shoulders over the other. Whilst the Tesla Model Y charges quicker, which is definitely convenient, it has a lesser battery range overall. Where the BYD has a better vehicle warranty and efficiency, the Tesla has a higher torque and battery power.
At the end of the day, you should choose the electric vehicle that is right for you. If you’re looking to get the electric vehicle experience at a lower cost without sacrificing quality then the BYD Atto 3 is the car for you.
What In-Car Technology Features Does the BYD Atto 3 Have?
The BYD Atto 3 has a stylish 12.8-inch, intelligent rotating touch screen that can be displayed in either landscape or portrait mode.
Furthermore, the car comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, FM & DAB radio, HD sound across eight speakers, audio streaming, wireless phone charging, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone connection, USB-A/C ports, voice assistance, heated seats, controllable rear vents for climate control, keyless entry and keyless start.
Welcome to the future.
Is the BYD Atto 3 a Safe Car?
The BYD Atto 3 has scored the maximum five-star safety rating from ANCAP.
ANCAP is a certification authority for automotive safety, and testing includes adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, vulnerable road user protection, and safety assist technologies assessment. In order to achieve the maximum five-star safety rating, the BYD Atto 3 achieved the highest standard of safety in all tests.
The BYD Atto 3 has a driver assistance safety system that includes speed assistance, lane keep assist, emergency braking, and forward collision warnings, combining to form an extensive safety set. Standard safety equipment includes dual front, side chest-protecting, side-head protecting, and centre airbags, as well as adaptive cruise control.
Hire a BYD Atto 3 with SIXT
In conclusion, the BYD Atto 3 is a remarkable electric vehicle with impressive specifications, features, affordability, efficiency, and style. It’s one of the most financially efficient and sustainable vehicles available for purchase or hire in Australia – what’s not to love?
Thanks to SIXT Car Hire, you can easily rent a BYD Atto 3 across a number of locations in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Canberra, Queensland, and Western Australia as of May 1st.
To book an extended ‘try before you buy’ hire experience – select it from the SIXT fleet here.