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Great Wall builds buzz with budget EVs at Bangkok Motor Show

Chinese automakers carve out niche in Japan-dominated market with green technology

Great Wall Motor's Ora is a budget electric car that costs less than $10,000 with subsidies in China. (Photo by Yohei Muramatsu)

BANGKOK -- China's Great Wall Motors showed off its electric offerings at the Bangkok International Motor Show that kicked off Wednesday, highlighting the inroads made by Chinese automakers in the Thai market, long Japan's turf.

Held in the capital's suburbs and running until April 4, the event is among Southeast Asia's largest auto shows. Last year's event was postponed until July due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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