The BYD Co. LTD was originally founded in 1995 to produce nickel-cadmium batteries and by 2002 supplied accounted for 65% of global production on NiCd batteries. It's car-making subsidiary, BYD Auto, was started by company founder Wang Chuanfu in 2003 after buying Qinchuan Machinery Works, a small vehicle manufacturer.
The last Holden Commodore to be sold in New Zealand, or indeed, anywhere, was the ZB Commodore that launched in 2018 and was the first and only Commodore to be manufactured outside Australia.
While it is serious about eMobility and its electric vehicles, Porsche is also very serious about keeping all of its old ICE cars running well into the future and is heavily into development of carbon-neutral eFuel as well.
Rolls-Royce's first all-electric offering is the Spectre coupe. But it certainly won't be its last, as the company expects all of its cars to be fully-electric by the early 2030s.
While all Ford Rangers sold in New Zealand have been built in Thailand, the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the best-selling ute will actually come from South Africa.
No doubt aware of its less-than-spectacular previous attempts to sell cars in New Zealand and Australia, Chinese carmaker Chery will be using the Omoda sub-brand to sell its upcoming C5 SUV here.
Bill RIchardson Transport World is located in Invercargill and was recently visited by NZME Editor at large Shayne Currie, which you can read about here.
Jeep's first EV, called the Avenger, will sit on the same underpinnings as fellow-Stellantis EVs like the Opel Mokka and Peugeot e2008.
While arch-rivals in the EV sales race, Tesla does use BYD batteries in some Model Y variants.
Founded in 1955, Société des Automobiles Alpine SAS - more commonly know as just Alpine - was purchased by Renault in 1973 and absorbed by Renault Sport in 1976. Production of Alpine cars was stopped in 1995.
Car production was started again in 2017 with the launch of the fantastic Alpine A110 and in 2021 Renault announced that Renault Sport and Alpine were being merged yet again, but this time Alpine absorbed Renault Sport!
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