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An ATTO 3 car started smoking while charging in Udon Thani province

BYD Thailand, the official distributor of BYD electric vehicles (EVs), has announced the safety of its vehicles following an incident in the Udon Thani province.

An electric car worth 1 million baht began emitting smoke at one of the charging stations near a shopping center. The owner stated that the car was purchased just a week ago, and no issues were detected during usage.

Mechanics repair an ATTO 3 vehicle after it was hit by smoke in Udon Thani province

Representatives of the distributor stated that the cause of the smoke was a damaged cable connecting the 12-volt battery. Engineers will continue to inspect all the car's systems to ensure that the smoke did not affect their operation.

The distributor added that after completing the inspection, they will replace the damaged parts, and the car will be ready for use again.

BYD is the most popular brand in Thailand's electric vehicle market, with over 11,000 units sold in the first six months of 2023, accounting for a 35.2% market share. NETA holds the second position with nearly 6,000 units sold (18.8%), while Tesla is in third place with approximately 5,000 units sold (16.1%).

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