Chinese automakers BYD and Leapmotor are considering bidding for a car plant in the central city of Changsha put up for sale by GAC FCA, a joint venture between Chinese automaker GAC and Stellantis, local media reported on Friday. The news came just days after Stellantis and GAC announced plans on July 18 to end their money-losing joint venture, which used to produce Chrysler’s popular crossovers the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Commander, and now has a production capacity of 164,000 vehicles per year. Sales of passenger electric vehicles by both BYD and Leapmotor more than tripled in 2021, due to growing demand. [CLS, in Chinese]