New energy vehicles help low-carbon travel in Myanmar

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In recent years, with the popularity of low-carbon and environmental protection, more and more southeast Asian countries have begun to produce and sell new energy vehicles. As one of the earliest companies to produce new energy vehicles in Myanmar, The Sino-Myanmar joint venture Kaikesandar Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is deeply engaged in the field of new energy vehicles and has launched new energy vehicles to provide a new choice for low-carbon travel for Myanmar people.
In line with the development trend of the automobile industry, Kaisandar Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. produced the first generation of pure electric vehicles in 2020, but soon appeared "acclimatize" after selling 20 units.
Yu Jianchen, the company's general manager, said in a recent interview in Yangon that pure electric cars are slow and often use air conditioning, making it difficult to reach the rated range. In addition, due to a lack of charging piles in the area, it is common for cars to run out of electricity and break down halfway.
After halting sales of first-generation pure electric vehicles, Mr. Yu invited Chinese engineers to develop new energy vehicles suitable for the Myanmar market. After continuous research and polishing, the company launched the second generation of extended range new energy electric vehicles. After a period of testing and approval, the new product went on sale on March 1.

Yu said the battery in the second-generation car can charge households at 220 volts, and when the battery voltage falls short, it will automatically switch to a oil-fired generator to generate electricity. Compared with fuel cars, this product greatly reduces fuel consumption and is very low-carbon and environmentally friendly. In order to support The fight against COVID-19 in Myanmar and benefit the local people, the company sells the new products at a price close to cost, which is worth more than 30,000 YUAN for each one.
The launch of the new car caught the attention of the Burmese people, and more than 10 were sold in less than a week. Dan Ang, who just bought a new energy car, said he chose to buy a new energy car with a lower cost because of rising oil prices and increasing commuting costs.
Another new energy vehicle leader, Dawu, said that cars used in urban areas save fuel costs, the engine is quiet, and it is more environmentally friendly.
Yu pointed out that the original intention of producing new energy vehicles is to respond to the Myanmar government's green, low-carbon and environmental protection initiative. All parts and components of the vehicle are imported from China and enjoy the Chinese government's export tax rebate policy for new energy vehicle parts.
Yu believes that with Myanmar's emphasis on low-carbon and environmental protection, new energy vehicles will have better prospects in the future. To this end, the company set up a new energy vehicle development center, is trying to expand business.
"The first batch of the second generation of new energy vehicles has produced 100 units, and we will adjust and improve production based on market feedback." Yu jianchen said the company has received approval from myanmar's government to produce 2,000 new energy vehicles and will continue production if the market responds well.
Myanmar has suffered a severe power shortage for nearly a month, with intermittent blackouts in many parts of the country. Mr Yu said electric cars could be added to power homes in the future.

Post time: Mar-18-2022


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