BYD selects Ayvens as European sales partner

The French mobility brand Ayvens from ALD Automotive and Leaseplan will become BYD's sales partner in Europe. Both parties will initially focus on France and the Benelux countries. Further expansion into additional European markets will follow.

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BYD and Ayvens have signed a deal to distribute electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles for European customers. Leasing expert Ayvens will provide a range of sales services on behalf of BYD – from customer consultations to operating leasing and charging services. In addition, Ayvens will provide leasing offers via the existing BYD dealer network. Ayvens will initially be active for BYD in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Other countries will be to follow. Ayvens also states that it and “BYD will actively explore more opportunities within retail, further developing white label operational lease cooperations, to nurture the transition to electric mobility within Europe.”

Ayvens was created in 2023 when ALD Automotive, one of the world’s leading fleet management and mobility companies, acquired LeasePlan. Ayvens sees itself as a multi-brand and multi-channel vehicle leasing provider that primarily targets businesses, private customers, and SMEs. At the beginning of the year, Ayvens had already attracted attention with a major deal: The French company agreed to a framework agreement with Stellantis for the purchase of up to 500,000 vehicles by 2026.

“BYD is clearly at the forefront in new energy vehicle development,” says Tim Albertsen, CEO of the Ayvens Group, about the agreement with BYD. “We are pleased to be joining forces with them to expand the availability of electric vehicles in Europe, as well as working together to further innovate around electric vehicles and battery technology.”

According to Wang Chuanfu, BYD Chairman and President, the collaboration with Ayvens reflects a shared vision to accelerate the development of NEV markets in Europe. “Together we offer diverse, accessible and appealing products with pioneering innovation to
incentivise the advancement of eco-friendly lease fleets.”,


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