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Cambodia gets rolling

Despite prohibitive taxes on imports, car sales are on the rise and a local manufacturing industry is taking shape as well.

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  • Newspaper section: Asia focus
  • Writer: Philip Heijmans
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It is hard to imagine, but Cambodia makes its own cars. A country known for its low-skilled workforce, Cambodia exceeded expectations with its release in January of the Angkor Car, a mini-electric vehicle able to get up to 300 kilometres per charge. 

Designed and made in Cambodia, the Angkor gets around 300 kilometres per charge and sells for around $10,000.

The small but sleek Angkor Car can easily navigate the narrow streets of Cambodia, while with an electric engine saves on expensive fuel costs. It may cost $10,000 per vehicle, a bit steep for most local people, but the vehicle is a welcome testimony to Cambodian ingenuity.

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