Castrol and BYD, one of China’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles, have signed a new three-year strategic collaboration agreement where Castrol ON advanced EV fluids will be used in BYD’s growing range of electric vehicles.
BYD, which sold almost 600,000 BEVs last year, plans to increase this to a million units in 2022, and is actively promoting exports to over 60 countries.
As part of the latest agreement and based on testing, BYD (China) will officially recommend the use of Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid within its Han luxury flagship car.
The cooperation agreement will also see BYD (China) promote the use of Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid by the brand’s New Energy Vehicle (NEV) racing team competing in the China Rally Championship (CRC). Castrol ON products deliver the performance, efficiency, and durability necessary to win on demanding rally stages.
Mike Zhang, Vice President Castrol China commented “Castrol and BYD (China) have a long-standing relationship, and this is an important milestone in the development of Castrol’s new energy business in China. This strategic cooperation with BYD (China) will help us pursue EV opportunities in both first-fill and service-fill, underpinning Castrol’s leading position in the China EV market.”
Zikai Gao, Managing Director, BYD Global After-sales Division, commented: “BYD (China) was the first to introduce Castrol ON EV Fluids for the after-service business in January 2021 and we now officially recommend the use of Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid for our luxury flagship sedan, Han. As we announce the end of production of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, we believe this partnership with Castrol will go towards helping us accelerate EV adoption across the world.”
The Castrol ON range includes EV transmission fluids, EV thermal fluids and EV greases. Advanced EV Transmission Fluids deliver enhanced protection of the drivetrain and improves efficiency. Castrol EV Thermal Fluids help keep batteries cooler, even in extreme conditions, and this enables ultra-fast charging, while its EV greases play a vital role in maintaining optimum efficiency and extending the life of vehicle components.