The newest auto manufacturer BYD to emerge in Australia is on a mission to make electric vehicles more affordable. The Atto 3 Standard Range is a mid-sized electric SUV that early adopters predict will be the next big thing. Taking a left-hand drive prototype for a short suburban drive reveals that the Atto 3 has the potential to garner a significant fanbase. The exterior of the Atto 3 showcases a gently sloping roofline, small LED headlights, and aerodynamic wheels, all in line with BYD’s Dragon Face 3.0 design language.
Despite being a front-wheel-drive EV with comparable power outputs, the 150kW/310Nm electric motor feels quick, with a 0-100 km/h time of 7.3 seconds. With its Type 2 charging port, the Atto3 is compatible with all EVPowerhouse chargers and cables created for residential use. Also, the BYD Atto 3 offers rapid charging through its CCS 2 DC Charging port, with a rate of up to 88 kW. This means you’ll be back on the road in just 40-45 minutes.