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Louwman to become National Dealer Partner of electric car manufacturer BYD in the Netherlands

BYD is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric vehicles with its origin in development of innovative battery technology. When it comes to the company’s aspirations, the name says it all: “Build Your Dreams”. The collaboration is a major step for Louwman regarding the realization of its sustainable mobility ambitions.

The partnership between Louwman and BYD matches the growth ambitions of both companies. For BYD, it represents an important stage in expanding its business in Netherlands. Louwman, as an experienced dealer group with strong position, will provide BYD with online and offline network for both sale and service of its electric passenger vehicles.

Louwman will implement an online first strategy for BYD in which all important customer processes, including the purchase itself, can be done digitally. In addition, several physical stores will be opened at key locations in the Netherlands, starting with Amsterdam. The first test drives are planned this year. From September, customers will be able to visit the pioneering store in Amsterdam and review BYD’s latest models.

BYD is globally renowned for its pioneering technology and innovations in eMobility solutions across all types of transportation, including electric buses, trucks, vans and passenger vehicles. As the world’s leading manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV’s), the car company is a front-runner in terms of technology, safety and quality. In addition, BYD has a clear long-term vision on mobility. It produces electric vehicles with a unique battery technology developed in-house.

Michael Shu, General Manager and Managing Director, BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division: “We are proud to start our BYD passenger vehicles journey in the Netherlands with such an experienced and respected partner as Louwman. Louwman’s market recognition and resources combined, will enable BYD to rapidly establish brand awareness and generate sales of our world-leading new energy passenger vehicles in the Netherlands. Like BYD, Louwman is a business that thrives on being innovative. Together we look forward to achieving our shared vision to accelerate electrification and zero-emission transport in the Netherlands.”

Eric Louwman, President of Louwman Group: “It is an exciting partnership and fits perfectly with our goal of ‘Mobility for Life’. BYD is the world’s leading EV manufacturer who is known around the globe for groundbreaking battery technology, which is at the heart of all BYD’s impressive new energy vehicles. We are delighted to offer a wide appealing range of eco-friendly BYD vehicles to our customers in the Netherlands with the reassurance of superior safety, long range performance and high standards of all-round quality. Leasing companies are already showing great interest in various models.”