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I hope it is not mitsubishi..... utter crap.. there are already private concerns that have began to assemble cars locally. Mitsubishi should operate on a level playing fields. Tax breaks is the way to go.
I know Mitsubishi is not the best of the best in UK as far as passenger vehicles (here in the US it is a second tier Japanese car brand, unlike Toyota and Honda). However both Mazda (also formerly 2nd Tier) and Mitsubishi of late has dramatically improved their fit/finish/quality of passenger cars and SUVs (as well as styling). And both brands remain more economical compared to brands like Toyota, Honda or Nissan. I am talking of course about US situation.

Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is a rather successful model here (which comes very well appointed), as is the Mazda CX-3 SUV (responsive engine), and both compete well with Korean brand SUVs such as Hyundai Tucson and Kia SUVs (UK market Seltos, Sonet, Xceed etc.).

Mitsubishi in Bangladesh however will be way better than the deathtraps they sell next door in India named as "automobiles". Exported Indian vehicles to Europe all fail NCAP crash-worthiness standards, those are the real "utter crap". :-)

Funny thing is - the same vehicles assembled in other countries (home markets for Hyundai in Korea especially) do not have as big of a crash-worthiness problem.

Indian made cars are selling under Korean and European names too - as OEM product.

You have to open the driver's side door and look at the VIN label for Indian origin next to the door lock latch (Point of Assembly: Chennai, India or Bangalore, India).

Indian govt. is complicit with Indian mfrs. in exporting unsafe vehicles, sometimes without airbags or proper brakes. The accent is always on "Cheap, cheap, cheap". They don't care about human occupant safety. They have crash standards on the books, but as usual the govt. agencies are paid off and look the other way.

Slap 'em together and ship 'em out as fast as you can. Paint is shiny, all good.

Lesson should be that we in Bangladesh should stay ten miles away from Indian-made cars. Or even assembling them. There is the Indian dalal in Bangladesh Abdul Matlub Ahmed (Nitol Niloy Motors) who was trying his level best to import Tata passenger vehicle SKD kits to Bangladesh and assembling them.

Bangladeshi consumers should stay as far away as possible from sub-par quality Indian products including Tata cars, as we all know. Matlub's earlier attempt Tata Nano failed, but he is trying with other Tata products now. We should not patronize Indian pa-chata Dalals like these. There are already too many Indian buses/trucks sold in Bangladesh. We don't need more.

The Hyundai i10, Datsun Go, Tata Nano and Maruti Swift models also fare especially badly - but I don't know if all four models are exported out of India. The first two are - to the UK AFAIK.

https://zeenews.india.com/business/...h-test-failure-whom-do-you-blame_1887254.html

Look at the Indian vehicles (tinpots) tested in the last global NCAP test and see how they fared with two star and three star ratings and look at the injuries suffered (some are fatal injuries). Death-traps are an apt description.

Indian consumer themselves don't value their own lives, all they care about is cheap price - safety does not matter.
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Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests India | The Results
The NCAP crash test under the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign crash-tested for 4 best-selling Indian cars. These cars were; Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Suzuki WagonR and the Datsun RediGo.

Here are the results for the 4 popular Indian cars that were tested in the latest round of the global NCAP crash test. You are in for a surprise.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
  • The Ertiga scored a measly 3-star rating in the crash test. Just for context, Ertiga’s rival; the Mahindra Marazzo scored a decent 4-stars in a crash test.
  • The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the most popular MPV on the Indian roads.Very recently, the Ertiga received a major facelift and was put to test by the Global NCAP. The Ertiga is equipped with safety features like dual airbags, ABS, seatbelt reminder and ISOFIX anchorages (attachment points for the child safety seats).
  • The NCAP has elaborated that the Ertiga provided good protection to the head of the passengers and the driver. However, a fatal impact was registered on the chest of the driver. Moreover, the footwell of the Ertiga was found to be quite unstable.
  • Talking of the child protection, Ertiga couldn’t score quite well with an 18-month-old dummy child. The Ertiga has been therefore rewarded a 3-star rating based on all these aspects.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Maruti Suzuki WagonR
  • The Maruti Suzuki WagonR scored a very poor 2- star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.
  • India’s favourite tallboy hatch; the WagonR recently received a facelift which generated great sale numbers for the car.
  • The test was carried out on the base variant of the WagonR (LXi) equipped with a driver-side airbag as the standard feature.
  • The report by Global NCAP stated that the car has a really unstable hull structure and is unsafe particularly for the chest and the legs of the adult passengers.
  • The WagonR didn’t do quite well with child dummies too. Both, the 3-year-old and 18-month-old child dummies suffered a major impact.
New Hyundai Santro
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | New Hyundai Santro
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | New Hyundai Santro
  • India’s favourite family car; the Hyundai Santro was put to the test and scored an appalling 2-stars in the Global NCAP India crash test.
  • The new Hyundai Santro was recently launched in a new avatar in 2018 and the Indian audience showed their love. The Santro was a huge success for Hyundai in India with chart surging sales just a month after its official launch.
  • According to the Global NCAP report, head protection was rated good for both the adult driver and passenger whereas chest protection was rated weak for the driver and marginal for the passenger. Santro’s footwell and body structure have also been stated unstable.
  • The Santro doesn’t come equipped with an ISOFIX mount and a restraint system which is why the car was awarded a 2-star rating for child protection.
Datsun RediGO
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Datsun RediGo
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Datsun RediGo
  • The Datsun RediGo turned out to be quite a disappointment in the Global NCAP global crash test 2019. The RediGo scored 1-star in the crash test. The RediGo was officially declared an unsafe car by the Global NCAP.
  • Upon its launch, the Datsun RediGO has been an average performer in the market. The Datsun RediGo houses an 800cc engine and is not much loaded with features. The entry-level D variant was used for the crash test which features a driver-side airbag and ABS as standard.
  • After the crash test, it was assessed that the head area was judged to be good. For the child occupants, the RediGo scored a 2-star rating. The static reel seatbelts at the rear were unable to protect the child dummies kept at the rear seats.
  • The heads of both the dummies suffered major injuries. However, due to the limited protection, the car provides to the chest and the legs of the adult occupants, the Datsun RediGO turned out to be a really unsafe car.
The Global NCAP 2019 crash test highlights a very serious problem with Indian cars. It is not wrong to say that, the Indian mentality and their total disregard for safety is a driving cause for this lapse.
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The safety rating of a vehicle is at the bottom of the priority list for most of the Indian car buyers. Even car manufacturers care less about building safer cars for Indian consumers.

Last but not least - we need to exhort the govt. to raise duty on Indian SKD kits to be partially assembled in Bangladesh (which still means parts are made and partially assembled in India, not Bangladesh).

We should be making absolutely sure maximum value addition is added in Bangladesh. Meaning some individual parts (not sub-assemblies) can be made overseas initially to be assembled here, in our present situation. But we should encourage local parts manufacturers to start up as soon as possible (Headlamps and Tail-lamp makers, suspension and front-end parts forging companies, sheet metal stamping suppliers etc.). Tariff policy by govt. should help give boost to local manufacturers, as we have seen with Cellphone and Consumer Appliance Durables manufacturing recently.
smartest move would have been producing tesla inhouse. wait a few years if necessary.

Producing mitsubishi , espacially if its oil run is just waste of time and cash as oild run cars will be banned in 5-10 years

once again short sighted desicions
We should talk to industry veterans.

We are not in a position of advanced countries on electric vehicles. Other than China, US and EU, most other countries have not adopted electric cars en-masse. You need electric charging infra as a pre-requisite. This is a must.

Just trying to adopt electric vehicle assembly will not make this a success, when very little charging stations exist.

Electric car adoption rate is 7% in the West Coast of the US, and this is after $10,000 incentive applied Per Car. The rest of the US has not adopted more than average of 2%, after a decade of producing and incentivizing electric vehicles. Bangladesh, distances are small, and adoption may be easier, but we still need charging stations. Are there any in Dhaka? Who will invest in those? Govt. is run by goondas and bus mafias. They do not care.

Horse needs to pull the cart, not the other way round.
 
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I know Mitsubishi is not the best of the best in UK as far as passenger vehicles (here in the US it is a second tier Japanese car brand, unlike Toyota and Honda). However both Mazda (also formerly 2nd Tier) and Mitsubishi of late has dramatically improved their fit/finish/quality of passenger cars and SUVs (as well as styling). And both brands remain more economical compared to brands like Toyota, Honda or Nissan. I am talking of course about US situation.

Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is a rather successful model here (which comes very well appointed), as is the Mazda CX-3 SUV (responsive engine), and both compete well with Korean brand SUVs such as Hyundai Tucson and Kia SUVs (UK market Seltos, Sonet, Xceed etc.).

Mitsubishi in Bangladesh however will be way better than the deathtraps they sell next door in India named as "automobiles". Exported Indian vehicles to Europe all fail NCAP crash-worthiness standards, those are the real "utter crap". :-)

Funny thing is - the same vehicles assembled in other countries (home markets for Hyundai in Korea especially) do not have as big of a crash-worthiness problem.

Indian made cars are selling under Korean and European names too - as OEM product.

You have to open the driver's side door and look at the VIN label for Indian origin next to the door lock latch (Point of Assembly: Chennai, India or Bangalore, India).

Indian govt. is complicit with Indian mfrs. in exporting unsafe vehicles, sometimes without airbags or proper brakes. The accent is always on "Cheap, cheap, cheap". They don't care about human occupant safety. They have crash standards on the books, but as usual the govt. agencies are paid off and look the other way.

Slap 'em together and ship 'em out as fast as you can. Paint is shiny, all good.

Lesson should be that we in Bangladesh should stay ten miles away from Indian-made cars. Or even assembling them. There is the Indian dalal in Bangladesh Abdul Matlub Ahmed (Nitol Niloy Motors) who was trying his level best to import Tata passenger vehicle SKD kits to Bangladesh and assembling them.

Bangladeshi consumers should stay as far away as possible from sub-par quality Indian products including Tata cars, as we all know. Matlub's earlier attempt Tata Nano failed, but he is trying with other Tata products now. We should not patronize Indian pa-chata Dalals like these. There are already too many Indian buses/trucks sold in Bangladesh. We don't need more.

The Hyundai i10, Datsun Go, Tata Nano and Maruti Swift models also fare especially badly - but I don't know if all four models are exported out of India. The first two are - to the UK AFAIK.

https://zeenews.india.com/business/...h-test-failure-whom-do-you-blame_1887254.html

Look at the Indian vehicles (tinpots) tested in the last global NCAP test and see how they fared with two star and three star ratings and look at the injuries suffered (some are fatal injuries). Death-traps are an apt description.

Indian consumer themselves don't value their own lives, all they care about is cheap price - safety does not matter.
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Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests India | The Results
The NCAP crash test under the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign crash-tested for 4 best-selling Indian cars. These cars were; Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Suzuki WagonR and the Datsun RediGo.

Here are the results for the 4 popular Indian cars that were tested in the latest round of the global NCAP crash test. You are in for a surprise.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
  • The Ertiga scored a measly 3-star rating in the crash test. Just for context, Ertiga’s rival; the Mahindra Marazzo scored a decent 4-stars in a crash test.
  • The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the most popular MPV on the Indian roads.Very recently, the Ertiga received a major facelift and was put to test by the Global NCAP. The Ertiga is equipped with safety features like dual airbags, ABS, seatbelt reminder and ISOFIX anchorages (attachment points for the child safety seats).
  • The NCAP has elaborated that the Ertiga provided good protection to the head of the passengers and the driver. However, a fatal impact was registered on the chest of the driver. Moreover, the footwell of the Ertiga was found to be quite unstable.
  • Talking of the child protection, Ertiga couldn’t score quite well with an 18-month-old dummy child. The Ertiga has been therefore rewarded a 3-star rating based on all these aspects.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Maruti Suzuki WagonR
  • The Maruti Suzuki WagonR scored a very poor 2- star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.
  • India’s favourite tallboy hatch; the WagonR recently received a facelift which generated great sale numbers for the car.
  • The test was carried out on the base variant of the WagonR (LXi) equipped with a driver-side airbag as the standard feature.
  • The report by Global NCAP stated that the car has a really unstable hull structure and is unsafe particularly for the chest and the legs of the adult passengers.
  • The WagonR didn’t do quite well with child dummies too. Both, the 3-year-old and 18-month-old child dummies suffered a major impact.
New Hyundai Santro
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | New Hyundai Santro
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | New Hyundai Santro
  • India’s favourite family car; the Hyundai Santro was put to the test and scored an appalling 2-stars in the Global NCAP India crash test.
  • The new Hyundai Santro was recently launched in a new avatar in 2018 and the Indian audience showed their love. The Santro was a huge success for Hyundai in India with chart surging sales just a month after its official launch.
  • According to the Global NCAP report, head protection was rated good for both the adult driver and passenger whereas chest protection was rated weak for the driver and marginal for the passenger. Santro’s footwell and body structure have also been stated unstable.
  • The Santro doesn’t come equipped with an ISOFIX mount and a restraint system which is why the car was awarded a 2-star rating for child protection.
Datsun RediGO
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Datsun RediGo
Global NCAP 2019 Crash Tests Results | Datsun RediGo
  • The Datsun RediGo turned out to be quite a disappointment in the Global NCAP global crash test 2019. The RediGo scored 1-star in the crash test. The RediGo was officially declared an unsafe car by the Global NCAP.
  • Upon its launch, the Datsun RediGO has been an average performer in the market. The Datsun RediGo houses an 800cc engine and is not much loaded with features. The entry-level D variant was used for the crash test which features a driver-side airbag and ABS as standard.
  • After the crash test, it was assessed that the head area was judged to be good. For the child occupants, the RediGo scored a 2-star rating. The static reel seatbelts at the rear were unable to protect the child dummies kept at the rear seats.
  • The heads of both the dummies suffered major injuries. However, due to the limited protection, the car provides to the chest and the legs of the adult occupants, the Datsun RediGO turned out to be a really unsafe car.
The Global NCAP 2019 crash test highlights a very serious problem with Indian cars. It is not wrong to say that, the Indian mentality and their total disregard for safety is a driving cause for this lapse.
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The safety rating of a vehicle is at the bottom of the priority list for most of the Indian car buyers. Even car manufacturers care less about building safer cars for Indian consumers.

Last but not least - we need to exhort the govt. to raise duty on Indian SKD kits to be partially assembled in Bangladesh (which still means parts are made and partially assembled in India, not Bangladesh).

We should be making absolutely sure maximum value addition is added in Bangladesh. Meaning some individual parts (not sub-assemblies) can be made overseas initially to be assembled here, in our present situation. But we should encourage local parts manufacturers to start up as soon as possible (Headlamps and Tail-lamp makers, suspension and front-end parts forging companies, sheet metal stamping suppliers etc.). Tariff policy by govt. should help give boost to local manufacturers, as we have seen with Cellphone and Consumer Appliance Durables manufacturing recently.


We should talk to industry veterans.

We are not in a position of advanced countries on electric vehicles. Other than China, US and EU, most other countries have not adopted electric cars en-masse. You need electric charging infra as a pre-requisite. This is a must.

Just trying to adopt electric vehicle assembly will not make this a success, when very little charging stations exist.

Electric car adoption rate is 7% in the West Coast of the US, and this is after $10,000 incentive applied Per Car. The rest of the US has not adopted more than average of 2%, after a decade of producing and incentivizing electric vehicles. Bangladesh, distances are small, and adoption may be easier, but we still need charging stations. Are there any in Dhaka? Who will invest in those? Govt. is run by goondas and bus mafias. They do not care.

Horse needs to pull the cart, not the other way round.

I agree with you , of course we definitely need infrastructure like charging stations or battery swaps like China in the masses if we BEVs to succeed.

And yeah BD will have to start producing at least most of the parts of the car , we need experience and we need to start right now if we want to make a change in BDs auto mobile sector.

But we do need better leadership , something like Waltons leadership of less talking more working.
 

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Cool I guess , but in the end I want an indigenous BEV produced by BD hopefully something good as a Tesla.

But one can dream :yu:
We can dream as we want. But, things on the ground are not that dreamy. Being of peasant background, we lack all kinds of technologies. As @Jobless Jack pointed out in one post, our planners lack the capacity to do any planning only because they are unable to think ahead.

Something wrong with our DNA though we love to portray ourselves as the most talented people on this Earth. All hollow claims.

For the time being the Japanese company/ Mitsubishi Motors will certainly assemble the components they will import from Japan or other sources of their own. As far as I know, a vehicle needs something like 22,000 components to assemble. And we just don't know what are these.

At least, we should be happy that our people will be adding value to the vehicles in the plant that will increase local employment. And the vehicles will be new.

However, there is one point to note is that the current imported used vehicles from Japan are all equipped with anti-pollution kits. And I am not sure if the same will be done in locally assembled vehicles. Such an equipment costs about $1500. I may be wrong about the price, though!!

I wish our BD stupid officials understand this anti-pollution matter and ask Mitsubishi to fit it. Otherwise, Dhaka and Chittagong air will be polluted.
 
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Guys, above is a photograph of Dhaka road full of vehicles. It is not that there are millions of cars but because the roads and their traffic system are unfit. Now, what do you think will happen to these roads if Mitsubishi starts producing cars here?

Mitsubishi should invent flying vehicles and introduce them in Bangladesh. We will follow it by claiming the No. 1 status.
 
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Dont equate Pakistan and Egypt with BD .Pakistan is a nuclear armed country and Egypt has the most powerfull military in africa. Different ball game compared to BD.
For your kind information, I don't like comparison or equation, it was just an example that who's path Bangladesh is following.
If you say that no one can stay in power comfortably without their co-op then i agree.
It's actually not to mention that Bangladesh govt will fall overnight ,if military withdraw It's support.

And about deep state, since it can't be proven easily, so let's agree to disagree here. But if really Bangladesh is ruled by deep state, I would say it's a very positive thing, and best thing for Bangladesh.
 
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Guys, above is a photograph of Dhaka road full of vehicles. They do not move not because there are millions of cars but because the roads and their traffic system are unfit. Now, what do you think will happen to these roads if Mitsubishi starts producing cars here?

Mitsubishi should invent flying vehicles and introduce them in Bangladesh. No. 1 in the world!!
A lot of us Bangladeshis need to be really really rooted in the ground reality of where Bangladesh is development wise.

Forget the west, industrial capability-wise we are not even close to China, even in specific sectors that we specialize in, forget Hi-Tech. Chinese economy is twenty years ahead of Bangladesh now while we have been in slumber mode...Thanks to the incompetent idiots we call our leaders.
smartest move would have been producing tesla inhouse. wait a few years if necessary.

Producing mitsubishi , espacially if its oil run is just waste of time and cash as oild run cars will be banned in 5-10 years

once again short sighted desicions
I'd be happy if they can produce a nice electric tuk-tuk worth replacing the current shoddy/flimsy ones.

That is not happening. Even with ToT from China. That is where we are in automotive EV technology.

We all have to come down to planet Earth sometime. See our situation for what it actually is.

Even Indians are developing their own electric EV vehicles.

I have seen these electric tuk tuks in Dhaka, Horrible death traps and should not have gotten fitness certificates. Killer vehicles for sure. BRTA is meanwhile asleep at the wheel - while people keep dying in accidents in these things.

These BRTA idiots could not regulate anything to get out of a paper bag....
 
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We should talk to industry veterans.

We are not in a position of advanced countries on electric vehicles. Other than China, US and EU, most other countries have not adopted electric cars en-masse. You need electric charging infra as a pre-requisite. This is a must.

Just trying to adopt electric vehicle assembly will not make this a success, when very little charging stations exist.

Electric car adoption rate is 7% in the West Coast of the US, and this is after $10,000 incentive applied Per Car. The rest of the US has not adopted more than average of 2%, after a decade of producing and incentivizing electric vehicles. Bangladesh, distances are small, and adoption may be easier, but we still need charging stations. Are there any in Dhaka? Who will invest in those? Govt. is run by goondas and bus mafias. They do not care.

Horse needs to pull the cart, not the other way round.
Electric cars and vehicles are the future.

No amount of lobbying will change that. Not even by mafias.

Thats why i said wait a few year's. Slowly but gradually change the scenario.

Electric vehicles are actually a chance for BD governemt to break the transportation mafias. Start fresh. Nationalize all charging ports. Then nationalize all transpprtation services. Maybe give public a 30% share.

This move to produce mitsubishi is nothing but a move to please the government stake holders and is a political move to give government a progressive image of economic development.

It makes 0 economic sense.
 

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Electric cars and vehicles are the future.

No amount of lobbying will change that. Not even by mafias.

Thats why i said wait a few year's. Slowly but gradually change the scenario.

Electric vehicles are actually a chance for BD governemt to break the transportation mafias. Start fresh. Nationalize all charging ports. Then nationalize all transpprtation services. Maybe give public a 30% share.

This move to produce mitsubishi is nothing but a move to please the government stake holders and is a political move to give government a progressive image of economic development.

It makes 0 economic sense.
I am not arguing the merits/demerits of electric cars vs. cars with internal combustion engines.

Producing electric cars are actually way simpler, with a few parts. No argument there.

However the Dhaka Bus Mafia stands on solid ground and is invincible.

Will be tough to get rid of the cabal that controls the Dhaka Bus Mafia.

Remember the student protests in Dhaka n 2017 when they took over the streets - literally? Because a couple of students got killed by a runaway bus?


The Govt. was shaken to the core by the force of the protest (transports ground to a halt in Dhaka as students blocked the main arteries) and the transport mafia minister was passing nervous smiley-face snide comments at the students - saying students who get killed is normal in the subcontinent? This idiot was a bus owner himself and convener of the private Bus owners' union.

" Minister Shahjahan Khan commented asking why there was such an uproar over two Dhaka children when there was no such reaction to the death of 33 Indians who were killed in a bus accident on the Mumbai-Goa highway. This callousness added fuel to the student agitation, which then called for his resignation and apology."



Nothing happened to him. No repercussion.

In fact - he was made the head of the fact-finding committee to prevent further road accidents.

What kind of a country do you think we live in?


This Shajahan Khan idiot was the leader of the Dhaka Bus owners transport mafia, a coterie of low-lifes and goondas gotten wealthy all of a sudden. They are a huge lobby group the two Dhaka mayors have been trying to unseat and disempower for the last three/four decades.

With no results.

He had the PM's ear.

It will be a while to change Dhaka low class road scenario where broken tuk-tuks and buses with no fitness ply everyday and break every traffic rule in the book (lifting passengers in the middle of the street).

Please pardon me if I don't share in your optimism.
 

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I am not arguing the merits/demerits of electric cars vs. cars with internal combustion engines.

Producing electric cars are actually way simpler, with a few parts. No argument there.

However the Dhaka Bus Mafia stands on solid ground and is invincible.

Will be tough to get rid of the cabal that controls the Dhaka Bus Mafia.

Remember the student protests in Dhaka n 2017 when they took over the streets - literally? Because a couple of students got killed by a runaway bus?


The Govt. was shaken to the core by the force of the protest (transports ground to a halt in Dhaka as students blocked the main arteries) and the transport mafia minister was passing nervous smiley-face snide comments at the students - saying students who get killed is normal in the subcontinent? This idiot was a bus owner himself and convener of the private Bus owners' union.

" Minister Shahjahan Khan commented asking why there was such an uproar over two Dhaka children when there was no such reaction to the death of 33 Indians who were killed in a bus accident on the Mumbai-Goa highway. This callousness added fuel to the student agitation, which then called for his resignation and apology."



Nothing happened to him. No repercussion.

In fact - he was made the head of the fact-finding committee to prevent further road accidents.

What kind of a country do you think we live in?


This Shajahan Khan idiot was the leader of the Dhaka Bus owners transport mafia, a coterie of low-lifes and goondas gotten wealthy all of a sudden. They are a huge lobby group the two Dhaka mayors have been trying to unseat and disempower for the last three/four decades.

With no results.

He had the PM's ear.

It will be a while to change Dhaka low class road scenario where broken tuk-tuks and buses with no fitness ply everyday and break every traffic rule in the book (lifting passengers in the middle of the street).

Please pardon me if I don't share in your optimism.
This is the same everywhere in the subcontinent.

Mafia's dont just sprawl out in one day. Their power grows over the decade therefore you cannot just remove them with a snap of fingers it is a delicate process over the decades.

What do you think these guys will do when governemnt stops buying oil ?

Switch to electricity.

But if governemnt nationlizes all charging ports for bus. or strictly regulates all charging ports by imposing massive taxes and other things. then automatically these mafia's will come under control.
 

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Any investment in assembly/manufacture of automobiles locally is welcome.
However, we should get into EV manufacturing as soon as possible as demand will explode soon due to developed countries phasing out internal combustion gasoline engines. This will have ripple effects globally including in poor countries like Bangladesh where the lower and middle class cannot afford petrol for daily driving.
We should beg and even subsidise established foreign EV manufacturers to set up plants in BD.

The global EV manufacturing industry is not nearly as mature and saturated as it is for gasoline powered vehicles. If Bangladesh can get foreign investment early and start exporting EVs early, this can easily become a major export item over the next couple of decades.

The idea that we have to waste decades to learn making combustion engines first before accepting EV investment is not logical. We would be shooting ourselves in the foot if we miss the opportunity.

EV is a complete different technology requiring different skill sets.
We should heavily invest in producing highly skilled electricians/ electrical fitters who can work on DC motors, inverters, etc.

No other country will buy Bangladeshi made combustion engines in any significant quantity as there are many established global manufacturers in other countries with several decades of experience.
Any Bangladeshi made combustion engine would serve a small local market which will remain highly constrained due to high rates of duty on car compnents (which will remain in place as the govt is too incompetent to de-congest major cities by decentralising the country).
 
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Guys, above is a photograph of Dhaka road full of vehicles. They do not move not because there are millions of cars but because the roads and their traffic system are unfit. Now, what do you think will happen to these roads if Mitsubishi starts producing cars here?

Mitsubishi should invent flying vehicles and introduce them in Bangladesh. No. 1 in the world!!
Now do you realise why I call for decentralisation? The morons at DCC, Rajuk, etc. never planned the city for a 20 million population. If you want to make Dhaka liveable, you have to move most people out and demolish tens of thousands of structures, remodel the road network using fresh traffic modellimg and redesign the drainage network.

How are we going to achieve this without decentralisation?

Unless and until our major cities are re-built, the govt cannot reduce duty on car compnents.
 
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The above is a fighter plane built by Mitsubishi of Japan in 1939 and this was the strongest of all categories of fighter planes built by countries like Germany, France, the USA and England. It is famously called, "Zero" fighter by the allied troops.

Nakajima was another company that built similar planes before and during WWll. Please read the excerpt below from the wiki. Subaru is the new name of the company and it is using its past experience to build Subaru brand cars.

Read what the wiki says on Zer fighter planes.:

"The Zero is considered to have been the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world when it was introduced early in World War II, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range.[2] The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) also frequently used it as a land-based fighter".

"In early combat operations, the Zero gained a reputation as a dogfighter,[3] achieving an outstanding kill ratio of 12 to 1,[4] but by mid-1942 a combination of new tactics and the introduction of better equipment enabled Allied pilots to engage the Zero on generally equal terms.[5] By 1943, the Zero was less effective against newer Allied fighters due to design limitations".
 
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I liked the Reppu and Raiden too, all good designs.

Both bigger and more specific in their roles than the all-rounder Zero-Sen.

Reppu




Raiden


@bluesky and @Paul2 brothers, I posted a new story in the chill thread about Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Zero. I will tag both of you. Let's not hijack this thread.
 
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