“China cannot become a scientific and technological power without its own national auto industry. As one of the members in China national auto-manufacturing industry, we will feel ashamed if we cannot change the backward situation within this field."
Founded in February 1995, BYD started out in the rechargeable battery business, and entered the automobile industry in 2003. In the meantime, it started operating in the renewable energy industry and ventured into the rail transit sector in March 2016. By November 2016, BYD had a staff of 220,000 employees in 30 industrial parks around the world, covering an area of approximately 18 million sq. m.