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BYD by 1826 Boat Quay

A partnership of sustainable lifestyle with green technology


BYD by 1826 is a unique sustainable automotive lifestyle experience merging the world of electric vehicles and hospitality, offering a premium-casual dining atmosphere, immersive automobile experiences, and a community hub for likeminded individuals.

In collaboration with the world’s largest EV manufacturer BYD and Singapore’s leading automotive retailer, Vantage Automotive has pioneered and launched an immersive lifestyle ecosystem centered around electric vehicles. BYD by 1826 is an amalgamation of progress, sustainability, and a new way of life that resonates deeply with today's auto consumers.

With this launch, Vantage Automotive aspire to shape the future of smart cities and sustainable living, starting right here in Boat Quay, next in Suntec City and soon in several locations around Singapore. They envision this to be an opportunity for Singapore to take the lead in meeting the “Collective 2030 Zero-Emission Vehicle Initiative” and the Singapore Sustainable Food Goal of “30 by 30”.

EightX Group is the latest authorised dealer for BYD cars in Singapore, appointed by the BYD’s authorized distributor for passenger cars, Vantage Automotive. "We are thrilled to launch BYD by 1826, marking a new chapter in the convergence of sustainability, lifestyle, and automotive," said Davin Ongsono, CEO of EightX Group. "Our vision is to build a community and a sustainable automotive lifestyle experience, while supporting Singapore's drive towards developing smart cities and a greener lifestyle."

The collaboration between BYD, Vantage Automotive and EightX Group is testament of BYD’s commitment to bring more electric cars to Singapore and heralds the start of the company’s expansion plans here. BYD is expected to launch the BYD Dolphin in July, an all-electric hatchback that’s perfect for Singapore’s city driving. BYD by 1826 will also be launching a retail mail concept at Suntec City, followed by plans for several future outlets across the island.

The primary goal of BYD by 1826 is to create a seamless and sustainable automotive lifestyle ecosystem. The initiative includes various strategic verticals such as restaurants and automotive dealerships, with each aspect serving to enrich the lifestyle offerings for its community members.

At the heart of BYD by 1826 is the commitment to sustainability and green energy. The venture seeks to democratize access to electric vehicles and their associated benefits, significantly contributing to the fight against climate change and aligning with the Collective 2030 Zero-Emission Vehicle Initiative.


Restaurant Concept

1826, part of EightX Group, is located in a historic shophouse complex along the illustrious Boat Quay stretch, 1826 pays homage to its colonial origins by referencing the year its premises were built—the very same year the Straits Settlements were established. The menu is similarly inspired, offering an array of Asian and Western dishes that aims to cater to a wide range of tastes. Still paying heed to the adage that old is gold, traditional preparation techniques are used in dishes like the Salt-baked Chicken and Fish Maw Noodles, served with a bone broth that's been simmered for 24 hours. Western favourites are given equal attention, with a generous selection of risottos, pastas, grain bowls, and chophouse picks.

The restaurant’s lush, verdant interior stands out amongst its neighbours, welcoming passers-by and diners alike to take respite from the blistering heat of the day. Guests can choose to cool off at the sleek bar, where SevenDaze’s range of award-winning craft beer is served on tap, or take in the sights of the Singapore River at the breezy outdoor dining area with a cold pint in hand.

ABOUT EIGHTX GROUP EightX Group is a vertically integrated and omnichannel lifestyle hospitality group with a focus on sustainability and data-centric systematic execution. It operates several prime lifestyle hubs in Singapore, including BYD by 1826, the world’s first BYD co-branded consumer ecosystem partnership with business verticals such as BYD dealership, restaurant, and other electric vehicle-related activities.


For more information about BYD by 1826, please visit www.byd.1826.sg.

ABOUT BYD BYD (Build Your Dreams) is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. BYD now has four industries including Auto, Electronics, New Energy, and Rail Transit. Since its foundation in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 70 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Solution, comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and cutting-edge electrified transportation, has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors.


Founded in 1995, BYD is currently a global leader in the fields of new energy vehicles and green energy solutions. BYD, which stands for 'Build Your Dreams,' has built its reputation and brand on its commitment to creating a greener future, integrating technological innovation with environmentally friendly products.

The company’s product portfolio is extensive, ranging from passenger vehicles to commercial and heavy- duty vehicles. BYD's strengths lie in its core competencies in battery technology. This expertise has enabled the company to expand its offering to include energy storage solutions, solar power solutions, and rail transit solutions, in addition to its diverse range of electric vehicles.

Moreover, BYD has been active in developing and promoting electric vehicles, making it the biggest electric vehicle maker globally. In China, it's currently the number one selling brand encompassing Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, hybrids, and electric vehicles. This position highlights BYD's comprehensive approach to tackling carbon emissions and sustainability.

BYD’s global reach has also been growing, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 70 countries and regions. The company is rapidly establishing a presence in various international markets, including Europe and the Americas, with its eco-friendly and innovative solutions. In Southeast Asia, the company aims to be a major player in the transition towards green and sustainable transport. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Solution, comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and cutting-edge electrified transportation, has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors.

More information on the company can be found at http://www.byd.com

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