BYD has registered two new trademarks in SA - likely an electric bakkie and a hybrid


Who's the Boss?
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May 24, 2010
Tesla's biggest rival could launch electric bakkie and hybrid in South Africa

Chinese automotive giant BYD could launch its first electrified bakkie for the global market and an affordable hybrid plug-in sedan to compete with the Toyota Corolla in South Africa.

MyBroadband has spotted two trademark applications filed by BYD Company Limited in January 2024 for the names under which these vehicles are expected to be sold on the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) database.
Even BYD knows that a bakkie shouldn't be wedge shaped
The only way you could call that wrap camouflage is if you using psychedelics.

Any & all updates will go in the official BYD Thread.

Plug-in hybrids are the answer for South Africa.
If they can discharge their electricity that is. Run it using petrol and charge it on your commute, use it to run your oven and TV when you get home.