UzAuto, together with BYD, start studying the preferences of consumers in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In order to create the most attractive product for consumers in Uzbekistan, UzAuto, together with the Chinese company BYD, is conducting a Car Clinic study - a study of the perception of potential buyers of cars powered by new energy sources.
A preliminary study of consumer opinion has become a tradition for all cars introduced to the UzAuto market, which makes all the company’s products most adapted to local conditions and preferences.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) models of BYD vehicles were presented as prototypes for consumer research.
Among the technical characteristics of the presented models, Car Clinic participants noted that the prototype batteries of the Blade Battery type manufactured by BYD, which is resistant to explosions and fire, as well as an engine with the world’s best thermal efficiency of 43.04%.
This battery, when fully charged and a full tank of gasoline, allows the car to cover up to 1,200 km with a fuel consumption of only 3.8-4.5 l / 100 km, and the acceleration time to 100 km / h is 7.3-7.9 seconds.
It should be noted that in China, for the first owners, a lifetime warranty is provided for key components of the car (battery, engine and electronic control system), and the car warranty is 6 years or 150,000 km, which indicates the high reliability of the car.
A particularly positive fact for everyone was the economy of operation of this type of vehicle - it is estimated that the annual operating costs of PHEV are $400 less than other vehicles of a similar class.
The presence of a Smart control system and circular cameras make it possible to control the car by phone, as well as control the location of the car, information from the cameras, fuel consumption, heating and cooling system and a number of other systems.
All this, as well as the presence of a large display (with the ability to rotate it 90 degrees in a plane), adaptive cruise control, lane control, air purification system, wireless charging and many other functional options along with a modern car design with futuristic alloy wheels, make BYD cars one of the most functional and optimal for buying cars.
In connection with the planned launch of the production of cars on new energy sources in Uzbekistan, a survey is being conducted among the participants, aimed at studying the reasons why respondents like or dislike the tested models after visual acquaintance and test drive: design, convenience, practicality and many other parameters .
The Car clinic method included both "qualitative" research and static and dynamic tests of cars, as well as surveys.
The target audience of the study is the owners of both conventional fuel vehicles and electric vehicles, which will make it possible to identify in as much detail as possible the necessary options and properties of the future optimal configuration. The information received will be directed to making changes to cars in the process of preparing their mass production in Uzbekistan.
In February of this year, UzAuto and the largest Chinese company for the production of electric vehicles BYD Auto Industry agreed on cooperation, within the framework of which it was planned to study the feasibility of implementing a joint project for the production of cars and buses using new energy sources in Uzbekistan (NEV - hybrids, electric vehicles and electric buses). Also, the project included the creation of a sales and service network, including the repair of batteries and motors of electric vehicles.