China - never a dull moment!

Cruiser Elite

Enthusiast
Joined
Oct 31, 2010
Posts
12,681

Pre Covid I was constantly watching the evolution of BYD electric Vehicles ever since my first taxi ride in one in Nanjing like 6 or 7 years ago - ATPIT max range around Nanjing City was about 250-280km then needed to return to base to re-charge.

They have an outstanding range for the domestic Chinese market and new arrival of what would have been the cheapest electric car in Australia has been delayed - The BYD Atto 3, Set To Be Australia’s Cheapest Electric Car, Has Been Delayed

Now most would turn their noses up at Chinese motor vehicle build quality - BUT - during another visit to Nanjing I was sitting in bar on 78th floor of Intercontinental Hotel in Nanjing and met the CEO of Ford Asia Pacific - he told me unequivocally the best quality finished product that Ford produced anywhere in their factories around the world were coming out of their plant in Chongqing Sichuan Province - go figure
 

MEL_Traveller

Enthusiast
Joined
Apr 27, 2005
Posts
24,734

Pre Covid I was constantly watching the evolution of BYD electric Vehicles ever since my first taxi ride in one in Nanjing like 6 or 7 years ago - ATPIT max range around Nanjing City was about 250-280km then needed to return to base to re-charge.

They have an outstanding range for the domestic Chinese market and new arrival of what would have been the cheapest electric car in Australia has been delayed - The BYD Atto 3, Set To Be Australia’s Cheapest Electric Car, Has Been Delayed

Now most would turn their noses up at Chinese motor vehicle build quality - BUT - during another visit to Nanjing I was sitting in bar on 78th floor of Intercontinental Hotel in Nanjing and met the CEO of Ford Asia Pacific - he told me unequivocally the best quality finished product that Ford produced anywhere in their factories around the world were coming out of their plant in Chongqing Sichuan Province - go figure
Well that’s a doozy of a question for the ethicists if ever there was one!!
 

Solid

Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Posts
490
by coincidence I walked past the BYD showroom in Darlinghurst on Sunday and thought to myself “what brand is that”. Now I know!
 
Sponsored Post

Struggling to use your Frequent Flyer Points?

Award Flight Assist takes the hard work out of finding award availability and redeeming your frequent flyer or credit card points for flights.

Using their expert knowledge and specialised tools, the Award Flight Assist team at Frequent Flyer Solutions will help you book a great trip that maximises the value for your points.

mushez

Active Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2013
Posts
610
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Platinum
This will be interesting - Robotaxi

Interesting? or Intrigued or Curious? I would be in the I will believe it when I see it camp. Just like I was with Musk and his Hyperloop.

At its core is the cost to prove it is safe and low risk. To prove it is safe will take time and cost a lot - and will be derailed rapidly with the first instance of a risk to person or property that I doubt any savvy investor has deep enough pockets or desire to see it through to its desired fruition.

Possible? = yes. Probable? = no.
 
Top