Learnings on the auto industry in Japan

  • the bulk of the profit margin is in the heavy equipment and second hand used car
  • dealers buy used second hand cars from wholesalers through auctions. They then resell the cars to end consumers for a profit
  • Osaka Japan is the bulk of where Japanese car manufacturers are based
  • Tesla has a presence in Japan though the model 3 is still on the big side when considering normal size of cars in Japan.
  • it is very hard to get prices of sold cars and parts from different parts of the world.
  • Japanese government publish the prices of exported cars the previous year.
  • van life is an officially recognized trend in Japan and has a defined segment

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