The BYD Dolphin is the most affordable electric vehicle on sale in Australia. Is it a worthy competitor to legacy small cars like the Toyota Corolla and Mazda3, and new EV options?
While many people still haven’t heard of BYD – or Build Your Dreams – it’s the second biggest seller of EVs globally after Tesla and since arriving here this year with the Atto 3 medium SUV, the Chinese brand has been making big waves in the EV space.
The Dolphin is BYD’s entry-level five-door hatchback that aims to tempt buyers away from the likes of the Toyota Corolla and Mazda3, and even the electric MG4 and GWM Ora.
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