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Jul 19, 2022 02:00 PM
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Chinese Carmakers Roll Out Electric Models Catering to Camping Craze

pictureA staff member charges an electric vehicle at a charging station in Haizhou Park in Lianyungang city, Jiangsu province, June 18. Photo: VCG
pictureA staff member charges an electric vehicle at a charging station in Haizhou Park in Lianyungang city, Jiangsu province, June 18. Photo: VCG

(Bloomberg) — China’s electric-vehicle makers have discovered a new fan base: camping enthusiasts who’ve embraced the great outdoors in their own backyard as the nation’s strict “zero-Covid” policy makes international travel off-limits.

Geely, the automaker whose parent controls Volvo Cars and Polestar, last week unveiled a new-energy pickup truck brand, called Radar. Its first model, a fully electric beast that can run more than 600 kilometers on a charge, should be available in the fourth quarter.

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