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Japan's car--making heavyweights could be facing an electric shock

Friday 19 Mar 21 9:00am

A BYD factory in Huai’an, China. The company is little-known in the west but it was Asia’s biggest seller of battery-only vehicles in 2020, outpacing Toyota, Honda and Hyundai.

 

JAPAN'S traditional car-making giants need to raise their game in the race to develop pure, battery-driven electric vehicles or risk being left behind by Chinese, American and European producers, analysts are warning.

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