BYD Atto 3 delivery freeze extended again, more info this week

ByPunta Dewa

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BYD Atto 3 delivery freeze extended again, more info this week

BYD Australia and its distributor EVDirect say they are hopeful the ongoing supply freeze on Atto 3 EVs is nearing its close, with extra specifics promised on November 9.

A buyer information went out just lately saying the organizations were being “highly confident” that they ended up close to concluding the matter, which centres about failure to comply with an Australian Style Rule unique to best-tether kid-seat attachment points.

“We foresee deliveries to recommence shortly thereafter,” the companies additional.

Deliveries of BYD Atto 3 electric powered cars have been initially paused on October 21 for what was at that time at the very least one 7 days, around a technological compliance breach. On October 28 the companies then prolonged this stop-sale by an additional week – which has now been pushed once more.

History

The technical situation stopping consumers selecting up their new EVs revolves all around the lack of an quickly accessible little one-seat top tether level for the center-rear seat – versus Australian Structure Regulations for a car or truck classified as a five-seater.

Uniquely tough Australian Design Procedures stipulate any rear seat with a seatbelt have to also function a best-tether position for a baby seat. This is the same design and style rule that led Honda Australia to classify its new HR-V as a four-seater earlier this year.

The five-seat (as per spec sheet) BYD Atto 3 does not have an accessible centre-rear best-tether attachment – however it has top rated tethers and ISOFIX points on every single outboard seat.

It has been observed on discussion boards the Atto 3 has a provision for a centre anchorage down below the carpet, but ADR 34 calls for it to be a lot more available centered on the wording.

Evidently there has been some kind of combine up between BYD/EVDirect and the office liable for building certain all cars and trucks meet ADR stipulations. It is important to note the division formerly gave auto type (MA) acceptance to the Atto 3.

Previously this month the Atto 3 failed to get a five-star ANCAP crash rating for Australia – despite doing so in New Zealand and Europe underneath broadly the same NCAP protocols.

As a substitute, the BYD Atto 3 marketed in Australia stays unrated, with ANCAP expressing it is now “working with BYD to finalise the applicability of a score for Australian-specified models”.

This is not the initial apparent teething challenge for BYD Australia and EVDirect.

In September BYD’s Australian distributor responded to criticism of its servicing and warranty systems.

Several BYD Atto 3 buy holders criticised the importer for unconventional warranty exemptions, which led to nearly 1500 people signing a petition on Modify.org trying to find a warranty with fewer circumstances.

Much more: 2023 BYD Atto 3 review
Additional: BYD Atto 3 – ‘Urgent notification’ sent to homeowners all over baby seats