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Made in China, launched in Japan.

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Insufficient infrastructure and high price are the reasons for slow adoption

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price drop of BYD in Japan is amazing.brand new Atto3 4.4 mil minus gov subsidy,4 months old with 1200kms on clock 2.4 mil jpy.

ev is bs

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The new car is equipped with a bigger touchscreen on the dashboard and a karaoke app so passengers can sing inside the car. A mic is sold separately.

WOW!!!!! Just what I NEED!

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And everyone in the world is buying hybrids.

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Thank goodness. We have a charging station but finding a car in Japan is no small task. Maybe this will light a fire under Japanese makers.

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It's over already. EVs are nonsensical and should never have been shoved down our throats. Toyota knows.

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price drop of BYD in Japan is amazing.brand new Atto3 4.4 mil minus gov subsidy,4 months old with 1200kms on clock 2.4 mil jpy.

Tesla have huge depreciation too.

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EVs are coming, especially as many can easily charge at home. US, +90% of EV charging at home, usually slow charge at night, which lowers costs and protects battery.

Long distance driving in Japan rarely happens, people like quiet, clean, far less maintenance and no dirty expensive gas stations! Those who think they need big range can buy more expensive EV but most don't need it.

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The US has declared Chinese EVs to be a national security risk and is likely to ban them. If Washington demand a Huawei-style ban in allied nations, buying one could leave you with a large paperweight in your drive.

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Seems tech companies will play a role in national security, for example all BYD vehicles in US etc. may be required to use an approved digital vendor, and not the makers systems. Apple and others see this biz chance!

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It's over already. EVs are nonsensical and should never have been shoved down our throats. Toyota knows.

From Wikipedia:

The Toyota bZ4X, also marketed in Japan, US, Canada, Europe, and China as the Subaru Solterra, is a battery electric compact crossover SUV manufactured by Toyota. The vehicle debuted in April 2021 as the "bZ4X Concept". It is the first vehicle to be based on the e-TNGA platform co-developed by Toyota and Subaru,[11] and the brand's first model to be part of their Toyota bZ ("beyond Zero") series of zero-emissions vehicles

From the internet:

Toyota reveals two new EV concepts as it plods along on its path to electrification / Toyota’s wait-and-see approach to EVs may be loosening, with the automaker preparing six battery electric cars for Europe by 2026.

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Buying/driving is like putting a Chinese flag bumper sticker on your car!

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Buying/driving is like putting a Chinese flag bumper sticker on your car!

Yeah, just like the one on your iPhone and all the other made in China goods you use and enjoy.

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Do a bit of research:

china made cars have a "Kill switch" which can be operated remotely from their country.

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Mr Kipling Today 12:43 pm JST

Buying/driving is like putting a Chinese flag bumper sticker on your car!

Yeah, just like the one on your iPhone and all the other made in China goods you use and enjoy.

The difference is that iPhone is an American company and is shifting production to India.

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china made cars have a "Kill switch" which can be operated remotely from their country.

What does it do exac

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china made cars have a "Kill switch" which can be operated remotely from their country.

What does it do exactly?

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kill switch disables, EV unit sales globally last year up approx. 30% but price cuts meant total sales hardly grew, Tesla case in point, unit sales up approx. 40% but vehicle $ sales only up 2 or 3%.

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No to Chinese spying; no to Chinese product dumping; and no to companies that use forced labor.

Anyone who buys these cars is an irresponsible fool.

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Anyone who buys these cars is an irresponsible fool.

Tell me more about this kill switch. This is nothing new as most kitchen JP appliances are made by Chinese companies and my washing machine has not killed my clothes (as of yet). Japanese PC brands are basically Chinese owned now. What will happen is BYD (or similar) will be sold as cheap J brand cars needed for shopping around town, especially car sharing. I understand China is led by Winnie the Pooh, but they are still highly industrial and almost impossible to decouple. Go to another Asian city like BKK and you see many BYDs- many more than Tesla. Japan is just being an open market (BYD is not entering USA) and people who are paranoid can't even define what is a kill switch

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The difference is that iPhone is an American company and is shifting production to India.

More than 95% of Apple products sold are made in China. They are not shifting major production to anywhere.

BYD quality is also excellent.

Go have a look. Show rooms in Ikebukero and Yokohama

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The BYD EVs are far superior to Toyota and Honda EVs. The only exception being Honda Prologue which is a rebadged Chevy Blazer and Acura ZDX which is a rebadged Cadillac Lyriq.

But all three suck next to Tesla and Hyundai/Kia EVs. Hyundai/KIA EV sales are exploding in the US even though they don't get the $7,500 US federal EV tax credit, but is No. 2 purely because of product superiority against all rivals, including Tesla.

https://insideevs.com/news/710816/hyundai-ev-sales-february-2024/

Hyundai U.S. Ioniq EV Sales Increased 40% In February 2024

https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/hyundai-and-kia-emerge-as-teslas-biggest-u-s-rivals-bc610384

Hyundai, Kia Emerge as Tesla’s Biggest U.S. Rivals on EVs

Updated Jan. 18, 2024 12:34 am ET

A pair of allied Korean carmakers push to launch electric vehicles ahead of competitors

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A review of an actual Honda designed and built EV(e:NY1) for Europe and not the rebadged GM EVs.

https://insideevs.com/reviews/709568/honda-eny1-fast-charge-review/

The e:NY1 Shows Honda Isn’t Trying Hard Enough On EVs

Honda is a company with an unmatched reputation for engineering, but it’s hard to see it from behind the wheel of an e:NY1.

Feb 23, 2024 at 3:54pm ET

To me, this feels like a model Honda haphazardly put together just to get something on the new platform out the door. The manufacturer couldn’t seriously have thought it was a real contender—in what is a very competitive segment of the EV market here in Europe—with the specs and hardware that it has.

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The iPhone is made in China, India, and Brazil. Some of the iPhone parts come from Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.

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@Mr Kipling You missed my point entirely. What I mean is that I hardly think any Japanese person is going to buy a BYD, so just by driving one you're literally telling people I am a foreigner or Chinese!

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I hardly think any Japanese person is going to buy a BYD

Remember what happened with the smartphone market in Japan (Japanese people wanted the iPhone even before the network was ready for it- some even flew to USA to see them in the showrooms before their availability in Japan)? Other consumer electronics making their shift? PCs? Then BYD EVs will be (also) rebranded and serviced as a cheap Daihatsus or Nissans just like my Panasonic dishwasher is actually made by some mystery Chinese maker and it's been going strong for more than five years. What do Japanese car customers say? And it is interesting when people in Japan who are really critical about the car market are mostly (1) non-Japanese and (2) have never bought a car in Japan.

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@Nishikat BYD is advertising aggressively on Facebook and if you read the comments written by Japanese you will see what they think about BYD! And why do you keep referring to I Phone! I Phone is Apple and Apple is an American company! I didn't see any Japanese flying to China to buy the latest Huawei! China is being considered more and more a security risk and views on China are at an all-time low with currently 86% of Japanese having a negative view of China!

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Stay with hybrids Japan the EV “revolution” is an absolute scam!

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I crave the Dutch Squad Solar:

https://www.squadmobility.com/

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if you read the comments written by Japanese you will see what they think about BYD!

So? Are these real customers? FB? Seriously? I checked.real sources like TopGear and they say it's a decent (enough) and cheap (enough) to go around town shopping and taking mom to the doctor like a decent car share solution. They are improving as the months go by. Are we talking Autobahn with a Lamborghini? Or touring through Africa via Toyota Land Cruiser? That's something else.

I didn't see any Japanese flying to...

There was nothing like the iphone. And that time the iphone would not work in Japan. Iphone is a software solution anyway which is what the Americans are best at.

China is being considered more and more a security risk

Can you be specific? My dishwasher is made in China. Is it spying on me? Japanese companies lease PC made by Chinese companies.

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Electric dophins and seals, but no electric Eel?

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All this talk of "kill switches". Lol

Lenovo is a Chinese company. Sells extremely well in Japan and the US and everywhere else. One of the biggest PC makers in the world and has massive reputation everywhere. Probably not in JT though LOL

Meanwhile Windoze spies in you with impunity. Everybody you should better paraniodly check your equipment

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Lenovo is a Chinese company

They are integrated with NEC and Fujitsu

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WOW!

My "Kill Switch" comment has made some of the communists upset.

I must be on to something then.

BYD owners in china need to subscribe and pay a fee to have the heating or cooling function in their cars turned on remotely ( eg if they want to drive from Southern china to the north). That's why their cars are so cheap and affordable by the china-nese masses. It's a "Pay as you use" system.

BYD cars in china can be remotely accessed by the company ( and presumably CCP's cyber lapdogs or the company's own cyber lapdogs have to follow orders from the ccp).

What makes you think they won't turn on your hands-free phone mic in your car to listen to your conversation?

Or make your car deliberately speed up and crash or signal the brakes to stop working?

Yes, I know the wumaos will deny this. As someone above wrote, they've already infested FB and other social media. Surely, they'd worm their way here too.

To Japanese consumers: Buyer Beware.

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Lenovo is a Chinese company.

Thanks to IBM.

An AMERICAN company.

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BYD owners in china need to....

Then what exactly will they do in Japan? And what are they doing in Thailand?... because when I went there I saw plenty of BYDs

BYD sold 30,432 cars in Thailand last year

(news source)

Now it's time to focus on the Thai market and I don't hear any mass whining from BYD owners in Thailand.

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Possibly because there are a lot china-nese in Thailand. You know, the business & shop owners.

The ones who have been ordered by the ccp to buy & pad up the statistics of number of BYDs sold.

Not the ACTUAL Thai people who still trust Japanese cars more.

You haven't actually spoken to Thai people, have you?

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Possibly...

Which is it....yes or no?

You haven't actually spoken to Thai people, have you?

Have you?

BYD becomes best selling EV brand in Australia as Tesla sales plunge in January

(news source)

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Plays The East is Red (東方紅) at full volume.

What does it do exac

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I’ve seen BYDs o the road in Japan and Thailand-cheaper and technologically more complex than Japanese vehicles

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Thanks to IBM. An AMERICAN company.

Yeah IBM sold their PC making unit to the Chinese. Many, many, many years ago. They are some of the best in the business.

BYD owners in china need to subscribe and pay a fee to have the heating or cooling function in their cars turned on remotely ( eg if they want to drive from Southern china to the north). That's why their cars are so cheap and affordable by the china-nese masses. It's a "Pay as you use" system.

This is industry wide now. Tesla / BMW are some of the worst offenders. And TESLA initiated this model. Sold my car and has a bicycle these days. Refuse to take part in this nonsense. Too bad if you live somewhere where you NEED a car though.

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I often see a BYD Atto 3 in a car park I go to. It looks okay in real life. I wouldn't buy one because it lacks AWD and we live up an icy hill.

We are a two-car family and may need another if our kids don't leave home. Would that be two or three chargers? It would be way more load on our home and our community's wiring.

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Build one that guarantees an 800-mile driving range in cold weather at a $25,000 MSRP and I'll consider it.

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*China has declared the 100 millions Apple iPhones bought in China to be a national security risk and is likely to ban them.

China is making an inventory of all GM and Jeep cars sold in China as well as all Boeing aircraft. \

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