launched the Dolphin in Hong Kong in late May and brought the model to Australia and Brazil in late June.

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BYD (OTCMKTS: BYDDY) has launched the Dolphin in Singapore as it introduces the compact electric vehicle (EV) to more markets.

The Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) giant held a launch event for the BYD Dolphin with Singapore dealer Vantage Automotive on July 3, its second all-electric passenger car model offered in the Southeast Asian country after the Atto 3, according to an announcement from the company today.

BYD launched the Atto 3 in Singapore in 2022, and the model was the top-selling all-electric vehicle in the region in the January-May period, according to James Ng, managing director of BYD Singapore.

The BYD Dolphin is expected to be popular with customers of all ages in Singapore and will enter the lives of more Singaporeans, he said.

The BYD Dolphin, which went on sale on August 29, 2021, is an all-electric compact car with a current starting price of RMB 116,800 ($16,120) in China.

The model is the first to be built on BYD's pure electric platform e-Platform 3.0 and is equipped with a blade battery.

The BYD Dolphin currently has a starting price of S$156,888 ($115,990) in Singapore, a price that includes COE (Certificate of Entitlement), which gives residents the right to own and use the vehicle in Singapore.

This is the latest market that the Dolphin has entered, with the model entering the Hong Kong market in late May and Australia and Brazil in late June.

BYD sold 253,046 NEVs in June, up 88.79 percent from 134,036 units in the same month last year and up 5.34 percent from 240,220 units in May, according to data released earlier this month.

In June, BYD sold 10,536 NEVs in overseas markets, up 3.26 percent from 10,203 units in May.

($1 = RMB 7.2458, $1 = S$1.3526)

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