BYD Atto 3

byd atto 3

RANGE

420kms

PRICE

$55,990+

The Atto 3 is a fully electric crossover SUV from BYD, based on an all-electric platform and proprietary BYD Blade battery. It’s a feature-rich vehicle, making it a popular choice in the New Zealand EV market.

Specs

BYD Atto 3 Extended

2022→
byd atto 3

The Extended Range variant of the Atto 3 is similar in all aspects to the standard range but with a larger 60.5 kWh battery. The range per price offers outstanding value.

Price

Price$55,990

Performance

0-100 km/h7.3 s
Top Speed175 km/h
Total Power150 kW
DriveFront Wheel Drive

Range & Efficiency

WLTP Consumption measures recharged electric energy from the mains (includes charging losses).
WLTP Range420 km
Highway Range321 km
WLTP Consumption156 Wh/km
Charging Cost $3.90/100 km

BYD Atto 3 Extended: Real Range

Estimate the real world range that may be achieved in local conditions.
Real range372 km
Consumption6.1 km / kWh
16.3 kWh / 100 km

Type of driving

All urban
All highway

Outside temperature

14 °C

Battery & Charging

Battery63.8 kWh / 60.5 kWh
ChemistryLFP
AC speed (max)7.4 kW
DC speed (max)88 kW
V2LYes
V2L Interior-
V2L ExteriorType 2 (adaptor)

Dimensions

Seats5
Tow Rating700 kg / 750 kg
Boot Space440 L / 1340 L
Frunk-
ShapeMedium SUV
Length4455 mm
Width1875 mm
Height1615 mm
Kerb Weight1750 kg
These model(s) are only available second-hand, either locally, or as used imports.

BYD Atto 3 Standard Range

2022-2023
byd atto 3

The Atto 3 crossover is the first EV from the massive Chinese BYD marque to hit NZ shores. Although very similar in spec to the 2022 MG ZS EV, it is marginally quicker (with 0-100 km/h in 7.3s compared to 8.6s).

The base model ended in 2023 after most buyers preferred the extended range Atto 3.

Price

Used Price (est.)$40k+

Performance

0-100 km/h7.3 s
Top Speed175 km/h
Total Power150 kW
DriveFront Wheel Drive

Range & Efficiency

WLTP Consumption measures recharged electric energy from the mains (includes charging losses).
WLTP Range345 km
Highway Range264 km
WLTP Consumption157 Wh/km
Charging Cost $3.93/100 km

Battery & Charging

Battery52.5 kWh / 50 kWh
ChemistryLFP
AC speed (max)7.4 kW
DC speed (max)88 kW
V2LYes
V2L Interior-
V2L ExteriorType 2 (adaptor)

Dimensions

Seats5
Tow Rating700 kg / 750 kg
Boot Space440 L / 1340 L
Frunk-
ShapeMedium SUV
Length4455 mm
Width1875 mm
Height1615 mm
Kerb Weight1680 kg

Tachyon Edition

The rare Tachyon edition is an upgrade to the long-range Atto 3.

The original blue and white interior has been replaced with premium leather and suede, updating the entire cabin, front and back, creating a luxurious feel. The wheels are factory original 20” alloys (compared to the 18″ on the original). Windows are tinted, and ‘Tachyon’ badge is displayed along the back.

BYD Atto 3 vs MG ZS EV

Quick comparison.

FeatureBYD Atto 3MG ZS EV
LegroomMore
ArmrestYes
Interior Charging OutletsMore
Apple Carplay and Android AutoYesYes
Dash CameraYes
Adjustable Regenerative Braking and Driving ModesYes
Throttle ResponseSharper
ANCAP Safety Rating5 stars5 stars
Sound System8 speakers (clearer, more depth)6 speakers
ISOFIX Connections2 (1 on front passenger seat)2
Boot Length161 cm164 cm
Tow Bar Possibility?YesYes
Paint Colors4 (3 extra cost)5

Atto 3 V2L output

There is nothing in the official specs or the owner’s manual.

However, home testing showed the V2L output was 2,200 W (continuous). The tester was able to draw 3,200 W (indicating a peak). This is consistent with a typical household 10A draw.

Local reviews on New Zealand roads

Tarmac Life
ATTO BOY! – 2022 BYD ATTO 3 Review

"The BYD ATTO 3, is worthy of the all its lavish attention and regard. Game changer? We shall see."

Tarmac Life
BYD ATTO 3 Revisited: Just As Good Second Time Around??

"So, is the BYD ATTO 3 still good second time around? You bet. Despite those aforementioned niggles of practicality and that miniscule increase in price, this is still hands down one very, very good BEV."

Ecotricity
BYD ATTO 3: the best value EV in New Zealand?

"Perhaps you're looking to enter the electric vehicle market and looking for a family car for your first EV. I would definitely recommend this one, I can see why the owners now like it so much."

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Ecotricity
MG ZS EV versus BYD ATTO 3 – Which is Better? We find out!

"I've spoken to both owners of both vehicles and both of them are stupidly satisfied. So I don't think it matters too much which one you go for - you're not going to be unhappy."

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All Time
3
Last 12 months
2

The BYD Atto 3 is the 3rd best selling new fully electric vehicle (of all time) - in New Zealand. Over the past 12 months, the BYD Atto 3 was the 2nd best selling new EV.

See all EVs ranked in New Zealand.

How many BYD Atto 3's have been sold in NZ?

There have been 4,914 BYD Atto 3's registered in NZ to date. These were all registered as new.

How many sold per month and year

BYD Atto 3 registrations per month and year, (NZ new and used imports combined).

How many of each submodel is there?

How many units of each major model variation (NZ new only) have been registered to date.

SubmodelUnits
EXTENDED RANGE 60KW4505
STANDARD RANGE 50KW287
TACHYON EXTENDED RAN122
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