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China's Great Wall debuts low-cost electric vehicle in Thailand

Automaker bets on 'Good Cat' in first foreign EV foray, eyes regional hub

Great Wall Motors launched the Ora Good Cat electric vehicle in Thailand on Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy of Great Wall)

BANGKOK -- Great Wall Motors has begun selling electric vehicles in Thailand, the Chinese automaker said Monday, entering its first overseas market for EVs at a price below most of the local competition.

The Ora Good Cat subcompact starts at 989,000 baht ($29,800), on par with the lowest-cost electric sold in Thailand by MG Motor, the British brand owned by Shanghai-based SAIC Motor. The Good Cat also is 30% less expensive than the Nissan Leaf.

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