Solar Transport focuses on new role as a key BYD dealer in PH, sets opening of a new 4,000-sqm flagship dealership in QC

August 16, 2023

Solar Transport announced that it will shift its focus to be a dealer of BYD electric vehicles and continue to maintain a pivotal role as one of the major dealership operators.

Guided by its unwavering mission to drive innovative customer experiences through electric technology, Solar Transport is committed to continue to deliver the quality service to its valuable clients who shared their trust since the beginning.  The company also remains steadfast in its commitment to greening the roads and promoting environmentally-conscious transportation solutions, while supporting the efforts of BYD to fortify the electric vehicle (EV) industry within the country.  

In line with its vision, Solar Transport will be opening its new 4,000-sqm flagship dealership located along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City soon. This state-of-the-art dealership facility will have two floors, a full-service center, and a grand showroom showcasing all fully-electric BYD products available in the country.  

Mark Andrew Tieng, President and CEO of Solar Transport and Automotive Resources, Inc., expressed the company's commitment to zero-emission sustainability through the promotion of BYD EVs. “It has been a mission of Solar Transport since a decade ago to ensure that we invest in the environment so that we could all have a sustainable future.”

BYD, the leading Asian automaker of EVs, is also the world’s top EV brand. Solar Transport has built the foundation in introducing the safety, value, and practicality of having a BYD EV as a daily transport. BYD owners know that they can contribute to reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, helping reduce the dire effects of climate change.

Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. is a trailblazing pioneer in EV distribution in the Philippines since 2013. It has showcased the lineup of BYD powerhouse models, including the Dolphin, Han, and Tang EVs.  While Solar Transport will be a dealer, it will work together with AC Motors, the newly appointed distributor of BYD China in the Philippines.  Moreover, Solar Transport will continue to serve as the authorized distributor of BYD material handling equipment across the country.

With the synergy between the two companies, there is a high expectation for a positive impact that will see more EVs on Philippine roads in and outside the metro and boost the growth of a robust ecosystem within the EV industry.

In light of the government's Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry (CREVI), which aims to accelerate the commercial sale rollout of EVs, coupled with enticing incentives such as tax breaks, subsidies, and reduced registration fees, the ownership of EVs becomes increasingly attractive for Filipino motorists.

“With BYD’s stronger presence in the Philippines, we hope to contribute to helping build the EV infrastructure in the country, so that more roads will be greener and more motorists transition to rely less on fossil fuels.” said Mr. Tieng.  “BYD consistently draws in exceptional individuals eager to push boundaries and defy conventions. We extend a warm welcome to Jaime and his team as they join us in our endeavor to pave the way for cleaner and greener roads.  Exciting times ahead!”

Solar Transport assures that each BYD EV has access to exceptional after-sales service and support, including an extensive battery warranty coverage of 8 years or 150,000 kilometers. The company’s trained mechanics are dedicated to providing reliable customer service, and with the aggressive global expansion efforts and government-backed incentives taking place, BYD owners in the Philippines can expect peace of mind, reliable specialists, and a seamless ownership experience.

Aside from the new dealership in Quezon Avenue, Solar Transport continues to operate the BYD dealership in Makati City. This is a proof of the company’s pioneering spirit and commitment to uplift the EV industry.  Future dealership expansions are in the pipeline for Solar Transport.

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