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Gasgoo Daily: BYD signs MoU with UK-based Octopus Electric Vehicles

Monika From Gasgoo| March 14 , 2023 16:05 BJT

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BYD signs MoU with UK-based Octopus Electric Vehicles

On Mar. 10, BYD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Octopus Electric Vehicles Ltd., who intends to purchase 5,000 new energy vehicles from BYD for UK customers over the next three years. The initial order will include the BYD ATTO 3, an all-electric C-Segment SUV that recently became available for sales in the UK.

Gasgoo Daily: BYD signs MoU with UK-based Octopus Electric Vehicles

Photo credit: BYD

Rising Auto’s F7 sedan to hit market on Mar. 27

Rising Auto, the electric vehicle brand of SAIC Motor, will put the F7 all-electric sedan onto the market on Mar. 27. The R7s will arrive at over 150 sales outlets of Rising Auto by the end of this week.

Gasgoo Daily: BYD signs MoU with UK-based Octopus Electric Vehicles

Photo credit: Rising Auto

500,000th BYD Song PLUS DM-i rolls off line

The 500,000th BYD Song PLUS DM-i recently rolled off the production line at BYD’s plant in Xi’an city, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, which made it the fastest new energy SUV model under a Chinese indigenous brand to hit such production milestone.

Gasgoo Daily: BYD signs MoU with UK-based Octopus Electric Vehicles

Song PLUS DM-i; photo credit: BYD

Greater Bay Technology, Apollo Future Mobility team up on ultrafast charging tech application

On March 13, Greater Bay Technology (“GBT”), a supercharging technology developer incubated by GAC Group, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Apollo Future Mobility Group Limited (“AFMG”), an HK-listed smart mobility solution provider, according to a post on GBT’s WeChat account.

BYD launches all-electric passenger vehicle models in Jordan

On Mar. 9, BYD Auto Industry Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as "BYD") and the automobile dealer Mobility Solutions Auto Trade Company jointly held a press conference for the launch of BYD’s passenger vehicle products in Jordan.

Dongfeng Motor, Weifu Group launches wheel-hub-drive electric passenger vehicle

On March 12, Dongfeng Motor and Weifu Group held the global launch ceremony for its wheel-hub-drive passenger car demonstration operation project in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

Xiaomi-affiliated fund invests in Chinese in-car audio solution provider ZAFEN

Shanghai ZAFEN Automotive System Co., Ltd. (“ZAFEN”), a Chinese in-car acoustic solution provider, recently completed its Series A+ equity financing, which was backed by Beijing Xiaomi Intelligent Manufacturing Equity Investment Fund Partnership (L.P.), an industrial investment fund affiliated to Xiaomi Group, according to a local media outlet.

BYD breaks ground on passenger vehicle manufacturing base in Thailand

On Mar. 10, BYD celebrated the groundbreaking for its passenger vehicle (PV) production plant in Thailand, which is the Chinese automaker’s first overseas PV manufacturing base, according to a press release from BYD.

Nissan Mobility starts Robotaxi trial operation in Suzhou, China

On March 14, Nissan Mobility Service Co., Ltd. (Nissan Mobility) officially launched its Robotaxi project in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China.

Chery to put Tiggo 7 PLUS, Tiggo 8 PRO PHEVs onto market soon

Chinese legacy automaker Chery Automobile plans to put the plug-in hybrid electric version (PHEV) of the company’s signature Tiggo 7 PLUS and Tiggo 8 PRO SUVs onto the market this month.

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