Chinese electric van enters Finnish market

Updated: April 27, 2022 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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HELSINKI, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Electric vans produced in China are now meeting high demand on the market in Finland, reported Finnish business daily Kauppalehti on Tuesday.

Produced by Chinese multinational BYD company, the compact van BYD T3 cost just under 50,000 euros and can travel up to 310 km on a single charge.

Heidi Nieminen, Sales Director of Finnish car importer RSA Finland, told the business daily that the first T3 vans are currently in Finland, and RSA Finland will start to sell them soon.

RSA has already been exporting BYD's commercial electric vehicles to Norway for more than a year. Sales of BYD's electric passenger cars began in Norway in August 2021.

Demand for electric cars has been growing strongly in Finland, especially in recent months. According to Kauppalehti, about 14 percent of passenger cars registered during the first quarter were fully electric, compared to 10.3 percent last year.

Editor: Su Dan