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D. M. Keith announces partnership with BYD Electric Vehicles


      D. M. Keith announces partnership with BYD Electric Vehicles

      D. M. Keith, a leading automotive group in the top AM70, is proud to announce its partnership with Build Your Dreams, as the North of England retailer. BYD is the world’s top-selling EV maker. With this collaboration, family-owned D. M. Keith will be one of the first to bring the latest and most advanced electric vehicles to its customers in the United Kingdom.         

      The partnership between D. M. Keith and BYD represents a significant step forward towards a greener and more sustainable future for transportation. BYD is known for its innovative and eco-friendly electric Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology. D. M. Keith is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers and is excited to offer a range of electric vehicles starting with the compact and affordable Atto3 & followed by the Dolphin and Seal.

      The new electric vehicles from BYD will be available for test drive and purchase at D. M. Keith BYD Leeds, from the 1st of June 2023.

      "BYD’s journey is impeccable and to join them in their dream and mission to change the automotive world is an honour and in line with our vision and values at D. M. Keith." 

      – Dougal & Angus Keith, Managing Directors of D. M. Keith


      About D. M. Keith

      D. M. Keith is a leading automotive group providing customers with high-quality vehicles and services. The company is committed to delivering a first-class customer experience, and the partnership with BYD is just one of the many ways that D. M. Keith is working to meet the changing needs of its customers.     

      D. M. Keith officially celebrated their 60th anniversary in February 2023, marking 60 years in business. Since their humble beginnings back in the 1960s, ‘Team Tartan’ has expanded, now with 13 showrooms across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Throughout the growth of D. M Keith, the core values have remained unchanged. As a family-owned business, D. M. Keith’s strong company values of fit, fun, family and fearless have been the foundation of the business since the beginning, which they live by every day.

      Built on a strong passion for motor vehicles and an even stronger passion for excellent customer service, D. M. Keith’s aim has always been to be trusted and respected by everyone who encounters them for the lifetime of their motoring needs.


      About BYD:

      BYD are the only automotive producer in the world to start as a battery manufacturer and the only one to design and manufacture the core components of the electric car.

      With a development concept that is technology-based and innovation-oriented, BYD electric vehicles consolidate optimum levels of safety, performance, efficiency and intelligence.

      BYD’s mission is to change the world by creating a complete, clean-energy ecosystem that reduced global reliance on fossil fuels & being the first and only company in the world to provide a full-market new energy solution, including battery partnerships with world-renowned manufacturers such as Toyota.

      Founded in 1995 by President Wang Chuanfu, BYD started its journey manufacturing rechargeable batteries, primarily for electronic devices such as mobile phones. Which led them to a new and exciting journey into other markets and quickly becoming a world-leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles.

      As BYD are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Lithium Iron-Phosphate batteries and has an unrivalled depth of expertise, which led to the launch of the revolutionary BYD Blade Battery in 2020, providing new levels of safety, durability and performance.

      The Blade Battery uses Lithium Iron-Phosphate as its cathode material, which offers a higher level of safety than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Efficiency, faster charging and longer range are just some of the added benefits to the BYD Blade Battery, which reduces weight, decreases overall pack volume by 50% and increases energy density meaning it’s more robust than a traditional EV battery solution.

      The company has won numerous awards for its cutting-edge technology, and its electric vehicles are widely recognized as some of the best on the market. BYD is emerging as a formidable new competitor to the likes of Tesla.

      BYD’s journey continues, but their dream is not over. It is just beginning.