On January 23, Zhao Changjiang, general manager of BYD's sales department, shouted to Tesla: "say that you are an automotive software company, as if we are not or weak!" I'm telling you, we're very strong now! "
It is understood that BYD surpassed Tesla to become the first pure tram in the world in the fourth quarter of 2023. Tesla CEO Musk said: compared to car companies, Tesla's positioning is closer to an AI/ robot company.
Musk said in an interview a long time ago that he didn't think BYD was a real competitor, but times have changed. Musk reiterated that it was a long time ago, and now they are really good competitors.
Zhao Changjiang added: "you will encounter serious challenges from intelligent driving assistance systems and models in 24 years. For example, the momentum N7 will change the market pattern and beat the y model!"
The "Y model" here refers to Tesla Model Y. according to Tesla, the global sales of Model Y surpassed Toyota Corolla in 2023 to become the top seller of passenger cars in the world, which is undoubtedly a milestone for the entire automobile industry.
In addition to being the best-selling model in the world, Tesla Model Y is also the top seller of a single model in China, delivering a total of 646800 vehicles in China last year.
Model Y is followed by BYD Song, with a total annual sales of 640600 vehicles, but the average price of Tesla Model Y is about 100000 higher than that of BYD Song.
Is Zhao Changjiang boasting or full of confidence in his challenge to defeat Model Y this time? We'll see.