Snows BYD FAQs

Our most frequently asked questions are included below. If your particular query isn’t covered, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Snows BYD showroom team.

Which models are currently available from BYD?


  • Dolphin – five-door hatchback
  • Atto 3 – SUV
  • Seal – fastback saloon

What does BYD stand for?


Build Your Dreams.

What is the price range for BYD cars?


Entry-level trim prices are approximately £25,490 (Dolphin), £36,990 (Atto 3) and £44,990 (Seal).

What are the key features and specifications of the latest BYD models?


All BYD models feature the following as a minimum:

  • Full-electric eight-in-one powertrain which delivers 100% ULEZ compliancy
  • LED headlights
  • Large floating touchscreen
  • Maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Sustainable vegan leather seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • e-Platform 3.0 – designed exclusively for pure-electric vehicles
  • BYD Blade Battery – one of the safest of its kind in the world

What is the range of BYD electric vehicles (EVs) on a single charge?

  • Dolphin – 265 miles
  • Atto 3 – 260 miles
  • Seal – 354 miles

What is the warranty coverage for BYD cars?


  • Basic coverage – 6 years (or 93,750 miles, whichever occurs first)
  • Drive unit and power battery – 8 years (or 93,750 miles or 125,000 miles, respectively)
  • Bodywork anti-corrosion – 12 years (unlimited mileage)

What is the waiting time for a new BYD car?


Maximum waiting times tend to be no longer than three weeks. Please contact your local Snows BYD showroom team for information regarding specific model waiting times.

Where are the nearest BYD dealerships?


There are very few on the South Coast – BYD Southampton is one of them.

How can I book a BYD test drive?


If you’re based in or around Southampton, please call us on 023 8052 2508 or complete our online contact form.

Can I buy a BYD online?


Absolutely. You can browse, reserve and buy online with Snows anytime you wish.

Are BYD models available on Motability?


Yes, including the BYD Atto 3.

How much is the BYD ATTO 3?


Prices start at approximately £36,990.

How do I charge a BYD car?


You can charge your BYD at home or at work via a three-pin power supply or dedicated fast-charging wallbox – or at more than 29,000 public locations throughout the UK.

Which BYD vehicle has the best range?


The BYD Seal is capable of a 354-mile range upon a single charge.

Where are BYD cars made?


Currently, BYD cars are made at plants located throughout China and the US – more factories are expected to open in France, Germany and Spain.