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Electric cars in China

Japan's Sagawa to buy 7,200 low-priced EVs made in China

Guangxi Automobile to make Japan-designed commercial minivans on OEM basis

A prototype of the Sagawa-designed small electric commercial van (Photo by Kosuke Imamura). 

TOKYO -- Sagawa Express, a subsidiary of Japan's SG Holdings, has decided to purchase 7,200 low-priced electric minivans which will be made in China, Nikkei has learned. Sagawa, a major transport company, will use those EVs to deliver goods mostly over short distances. 

China's Guangxi Automobile Group will manufacture small electric commercial vans designed by a Japanese startup on an Original Equipment Manufacturer basis. This will be the first example of a Chinese-made EV making a large-scale landing in Japan.

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