China’s BYD will launch its Dolphin model in Japan on September 20 this year, according to a September 1 report by Reuters. This will be BYD’s second electric vehicle model in the Japanese market. Unlike its multi-powertrain approach in China, BYD plans to exclusively offer battery-powered cars in Japan, the report said. The Shenzhen-based automaker will offer Japanese consumers a regular and a long-range version of the Dolphin compatible with Japan’s CHAdeMO charging standard, and plans to introduce its Seal model later this year or in early 2024. Since the establishment of its first dealership in Japan this year, the Chinese automaker has sold approximately 700 ATTO 3 electric sports utility vehicles in the country. It aims to establish more than 100 dealerships in Japan by the end of 2025 and has partnered with Japanese trading house Sojitz to improve operations in the country, as per Reuters. [Reuters]