The Dolphin will be available for pre-order this summer, with deliveries in the fourth quarter, and the Seal will be available in Europe shortly thereafter, BYD said.  |  [eod_live target="BYDDY.US"] | [eod_live target="1211.HK" title="BYD HK"]

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The BYD Dolphin and Seal will be available in Europe within the year, and will be the first time the company's Ocean series models to be brought there.

BYD recently held a new car launch in Barcelona, Spain, announcing that the Dolphin and Seal will be available in Europe in 2023, according to a press release from the company today.

The Dolphin will be available for pre-sale this summer, with deliveries in the fourth quarter, and the Seal will be available in Europe shortly thereafter, BYD said.

The two models will be BYD's new batch of all-electric models in Europe, following the launch of the Han, Tang and ATTO 3 in Europe last year, and will be the first Ocean series models to be launched for the European market.

These two models will further enrich BYD's European new energy vehicle (NEV) model matrix and will allow more users to enjoy a high-quality new energy mobility experience, BYD said.

BYD officially launched the BYD brand and three models to the European market at the Paris auto show in October 2022. Now, the arrival of the Dolphin and Seal models marks BYD's determination to further expand into the European NEV market, said Michael Shu, general manager of BYD Europe.

On September 28 last year, BYD introduced three battery electric vehicles (BEVs) -- Atto 3, Han, and Tang -- to the European market at an online launch event for delivery to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.

All three models are part of BYD's Dynasty series, with the Atto 3 being the first SUV based on BYD's e-Platform 3.0, known as the Yuan Plus in China. Han is the company's flagship all-electric sedan, and Tang EV is its flagship SUV.

Both the Dolphin and the Seal are models in BYD's Ocean series, the former an all-electric compact car and the latter an all-electric sedan.

BYD sold 207,080 NEVs in March, up 97.45 percent from 104,878 units in the same month last year and up 6.93 percent from 193,655 units in February, according to data released on April 2.

In March, BYD sold 13,312 NEVs in overseas markets, down 11.27 percent from 15,002 units in February.

The company stopped producing and selling vehicles powered entirely by internal combustion engines in March last year and switched to focus on producing plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles.

BYD Dolphin sold a record 30,077 units in March, up 186.42 percent year-on-year and up 31.56 percent from February.

The BYD Seal sold 6,000 units in March, down 22.62 percent from February.

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