Japanese electric-vehicle startup FOMM is racing to produce and sell a compact electric car in Thailand before rolling it out elsewhere in Southeast Asia and in Europe.
FOMM plans to start production in Thailand at the end of 2018 and sell the vehicle in partnership with a local power distribution company. It aims to begin exporting it to other Southeast Asian countries and Europe in 2020 or later.
The company was established in 2013 and is based in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. It hopes its four-seat compact electric car will appeal to households in urban areas that want to buy a smaller and more nimble second vehicle.
FOMM is set to unveil the name of the car at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show, which starts on Wednesday.
The company has adopted "in-wheel motor" technology, which places motors inside each wheel. This cuts the need for other parts and makes the cars easier to assemble.
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