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Chinese EV Brands Want to Dominate Global South Auto Markets

Enthusiasm for electric vehicles is waning in both the U.S. and China, but that is definitely not the case in other parts of the world where EV adoption rates are steadily rising. In fact, at the Bangkok Motor Show this week, Chinese EV brands are grabbing all of the attention.

Throughout the Global South, Chinese EV brands are expanding their presence in both manufacturing and sales. And unlike U.S.-made EVs, which are largely expensive luxury vehicles, the Chinese brands are focusing on small, affordable cars within the price range of consumers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, among other places.

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