Rotterdam, Netherlands – The world’s leading New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer, BYD, has signed a dealership agreement with Petros Petropoulos for BYD battery-electric truck sales and aftersales in Greece. The agreement with the long-established transportation experts will see the rollout of emissions-free pure-electric eTrucks across the whole of Greece, initially from their two main locations in Athens and Thessaloniki.
With a rapidly growing demand for sustainable transportation solutions, BYD is pioneering the use of pure-electric battery technology to provide emissions-free transport and vastly reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
BYD’s range of eTrucks is designed to satisfy the needs of operators in key weight sectors spanning many different applications. Petros Petropoulos, headquartered in Athens, is well known for representing world class brands. The company will be supplying the complete range of BYD eTrucks to customers in Greece, along with a highly efficient aftersales and customer support service.
The BYD models on sale in Greece will include the ETP3 panel van designed for urban distribution operations, the ETM6 cargo truck ideal for inner city distribution, the ETH8 distribution truck, and finally the EYT yard tractor for harbor terminals and onsite operations. All BYD pure-electric vehicles provide long driving range capabilities, low noise pollution for urban and night-time operation, and with zero-emissions, are a positive step forward in providing a cleaner, healthier environment. Petros Petropoulos is accepting orders now for BYD eTrucks and eVans with deliveries commencing early in 2022.
“We selected Petros Petropoulos as our dealership partner for eTrucks in Greece because of their unparalleled experience in automotive-related distribution and manufacturing which spans a remarkable 99 years,” comments Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe.
“They are widely recognised as industry and market experts in Greece and their knowledge of the market, the consumers and the aftercare support they can provide makes them the ideal dealership partner for BYD.”
This comes at a pivotal moment as commercial transportation providers are actively seeking new energy solutions to reduce their carbon footprints.
Petros Plakakis, Business Unit Manager at Petros Petropoulos, says: “We are delighted to be the dealer in Greece for BYD eTrucks and eVans, which means we now can offer a range of fully-electric, zero-emissions solutions to our commercial customers that are kind to the environment. Through our nine locations spread across key cities, including SKANTRAK in Athens and SAVATIS in Thessaloniki, we will provide first class aftercare support to all our fleet and business operators looking to lower their running costs while maximising vehicle utilisation.”
With over 26 years of experience in battery research and development, BYD is the first and only automotive manufacturer to produce its own powertrain system, battery, and motors. The business has deployed over one million new energy vehicles around the globe and is represented in more than 300 cities across 50 countries.
The dealership agreement signed with Petros Petropoulos demonstrates a shared ambition to deliver zero-emissions pure-electric trucks to customers operating in the commercial vehicle and public transport sectors in Greece. This supports environmental goals through quiet, clean and safe solutions, while also vastly reducing running costs.
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BYD (Build Your Dreams) is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. BYD now has four industries including Auto, Electronics, New Energy, and Rail Transit. Since its foundation in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Solution, comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and cutting-edge electrified transportation, has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors. BYD is a Warren Buffet-backed company and is listed both on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. More information on the company can be found at http://www.byd.com.
About Petros Petropoulos
Petros Petropoulos SA was founded in 1922 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The company holds a long history in manufacturing, distribution and aftersales services to a wide range of automotive products including cars, trucks, buses, agricultural and industrial machinery and vehicles, as well as lubricants and tires.
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