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GWM set to open smart factory in Rayong, boosting Thailand’s EV ambitions


Great Wall Motor (GWM) says its first smart factory in Southeast Asia will open in Rayong next week.

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The launch comes seven months after the Chinese automaker took ownership of the plant from General Motors (GM). GWM is targeting production of 80,000 units per year at the Rayong factory – 40 per cent for export.

The Thai plant will make electric vehicles (EVs), becoming an important component of Thailand’s strategy to be a regional EV manufacturing hub. GWM will officially open the plant on June 9.

Published : June 01, 2021

By : The Nation