AC Motors, in partnership with Solar Transport and Automotive Resources, inaugurated the BYD Quezon Avenue dealership this Friday. The facility is the largest to date and the first dealership to open under the stewardship of AC Motors, the automotive arm of the Ayala Group of Companies which was recently appointed by BYD as its official distributor in the Philippines, through its subsidiary Mobility Access Philippines Ventures, Inc. (MAPVI).
The 4,000-square-meter BYD Quezon Avenue flagship has a large showroom that can showcase BYD’s pure EV line-up, including the BYD Dolphin (hatchback), BYD Han (sedan), and BYD Tang (SUV). The state-of-the-art facility also features an elevated customer lounge experience and dedicated new-car release area and embodies a look and feel meant to communicate sustainable transport through a mix of green and contemporary design.
The new BYD Quezon Avenue dealership—together with Solar Transport’s original facility, BYD Makati—is the first of at least 12 BYD dealerships planned to rise in key locations nationwide over the next 12 months. This comprehensive BYD dealership roadmap is proof of AC Motors’ commitment to green technologies and confidence in the global powerhouse that is BYD.
The cooperation between AC Motors and Solar Transport is underpinned by a shared vision of enabling sustainable mobility solutions for Filipinos. “BYD’s presence in the country was already formidable,” says MAPVI president Toti Zara. “Thus, we look forward to scaling even bigger heights and bringing the brand closer to even more Filipinos. Building your dreams has never been more attainable, and exciting.”
“The BYD Quezon Avenue flagship dealership is a testament to the strong partnership of AC Motors and Solar Transport, and our commitment to our valued customers to provide service that they can rely on,” says Mark Andrew Tieng, president and CEO of Solar Transport & Automotive Resources Corp. “We can assure our clients that each BYD EV will have access to exceptional after-sales service and support, including an extensive battery warranty coverage of 8 years or 150,000 kilometers. The company’s trained mechanics are dedicated to providing reliable customer service, and with the aggressive global expansion efforts and government-backed incentives taking place, BYD owners in the Philippines can expect peace of mind, reliable specialists, and a seamless ownership experience.”
James Ng, General Manager of the General Manager of BYD Philippines and BYD Singapore, said, “The opening of BYD’s first flagship store in the Philippines not only illustrates the importance BYD attaches to the Philippine market but also is an important step for BYD to deepen its localization in the Philippines, as BYD joins hands with its partners to practice the goal of low-carbon and green life with practical actions. This is a brand new starting point.”
BYD is the global leader in new energy vehicles (NEVs). The company is recognized for its build quality and world-class technologies, as well as the expansive and integrated nature of its supply chain – from vehicle design and production; electric powertrain development; and battery raw material sourcing and manufacturing, including the proprietary BYD Blade Battery Technology. The brand has been present in the Philippines since 2013 through Solar Transport. Now, BYD’s Philippine footprint is poised to grow even further as AC Motors and the broader Ayala Group strive to accelerate the adoption of EVs across the country.
Last August 11th, 2023, Ayala finalized a deal to be the official Philippine distributor of BYD passenger vehicles, a critical step in its thrust to develop the EV ecosystem in the Philippines. Ayala has been prioritizing the electric mobility space as an area of growth – with interests not just in the vehicle itself but in the entire ecosystem, including charging infrastructure and how the vehicles integrate into the overall customer lifestyle. The group is also uniquely positioned to capture value in the EV space, given its assets in renewable power generation, automotive distribution and dealerships, property development and management, manufacturing, financing and insurance, and digital connectivity, all of which are critical components of the EV ecosystem.
BYD Quezon Avenue is located at 718 Quezon Avenue Corner G. Araneta Street, Quezon City with contact number 8516-0000. The showroom welcomes customers from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday to Saturday.