Chinese EV and battery specialist BYD plans to sell a range of electric vehicles across Europe following an initial trial in Norway starting later this year.
The Tang midsize electric SUV will be the only passenger vehicle sold initially, the company said, while commercial electric vehicles will include a compact van and a 7.5-ton truck.
"The trial in Norway demonstrates BYD's intention to introduce zero-emissions vehicles to a wide range of European markets," the company said in a statement on Thursday.
The company has said the first vehicles will arrive by the end of 2020. No timeline was given for a wider rollout outside of Norway.
Norwegian sales will be handled by local distributor RST, which currently imports Suzuki, Isuzu and the SAIC-owned van brand Maxus into the country.
The Tang EV has a large, 83 kilowatt-hour battery pack to give a range of up to 520 km (373 miles) as measured by the old NEDC cycle, according to BYD. The SUV is similar length to an Audi e-tron at 4870 mm (192 inches).
The Tang EV costs from 259,900 yuan (33,978 euros) in China after subsidies for the entry front-wheel-drive version, and up to 377,900 yuan (49,405 euros) for the most expensive all-wheel-drive variant.
The Audi e-tron was Norway's best-selling car in the first quarter with sales of 3,754, according sales data from JATO Dynamics market researchers. The country remains Europe's leading EV market by penetration, even as Germany passed the country for outright EV sales last year.
The Tang EV will be marketed on a combination of range, performance and equipment. The all-wheel-drive version sold in China has a combined power output of 483 hp from two electric motors and will accelerate to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, according to BYD's consumer website in China.
The car has Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems offering partial autonomous driving features.
Inside, the car is available with either 12.8-inch or 14.4-inch central touchscreen than can rotate to either portrait or landscape mode using voice control.
The Tang represents BYD's second attempt to sell electric cars in Europe after an earlier effort to establish the E6 EV as a taxi.
A 2012 deal to sell the car to London taxi operator Green Tomatoes collapsed in 2014, although BYD did win a tender to supply the car to taxi operators in Brussels.
No information was given about the van although it's likely to be BYD's T3 electric compact panel van already exported to global markets to rival Nissan's eNV200.
BYD is best known in Europe as a supplier of electric buses. The company said it had sold 1,300 of them across the region.