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Electric cars in China

China's EV makers make foray into Japan truck and bus market

Slow move by Japanese automakers gives Chinese rivals an opening

Chinese EV makers rush to export to Japan, where local manufacturers have not been able to meet demand.

TOKYO -- Chinese EV makers are going on the offensive in the commercial truck and bus market in Japan, led by a state-owned carmaker DFSK as well as private manufacturer BYD.

DFSK, a subsidiary of state-owned Dongfeng Motor, will supply 5,000 small trucks to Japan's SBS, which will buy another 5,000 from other Chinese automakers. BYD, another Chinese electric carmaker, aims to offer buses at a 40% discount to its current price of 40 million yen ($354,120) in Japan.

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