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Chinese Electric Vehicles Shine at Bangkok Auto Show

People look at the Hyper SSR sports car by Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer GAC Aion at the Bangkok International Motor Show in Nonthaburi on March 27, 2024. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

The Bangkok International Motor Show opened Wednesday, with a range of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs) prominently displayed by the likes of BYD, XPeng, and Zeekr.

Chinese brands now dominate Thailand’s EV market and are using the country as a manufacturing base and springboard for the rest of Southeast Asia, challenging the traditional dominance of other Asian and Western models.   

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