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Daihatsu Motor an ancient Japanese car manufacturer founded in 1907 is best known for its smaller models of cars and off-road vehicles. Many of its models are also known as Kei cars. Its head office is located in Ikeda - Osaka. Daihatsu was formed in 1951 as successor organisation to Hatsudoki.

From 1960 started exporting cars to Europe, although not enjoyed great success and sales, as in the 80s. Daihatsu had a long running development program for electric vehicles, beginning with the manufacturing of "pavilion cars" for the Osaka World Expo in  1970 and ongoing with the production of DBC-1 golf carts and vehicles for institutional use.

At the 20th Tokyo Motor Show in the year 1973, Daihatsu exhibited a 550 W electric trike also the BCX-III electric car prototype. The present hybrid vehicle technology is called Daihatsu Mild Hybrid System. Since 1992, Toyota supplies Daihatsu models in North America. Daihatsu ended its operations in the Australian market in March 2006 after almost 40 years of trading.

The company currently provides engines and transmissions to Malaysia ‘s Perodua, who produces, markets and relaunch  Daihatsu cars locally also sells a small number of Perodua cars in the UK. Subsequently the launch. Perodua, Daihatsu concentrate on the commercial truck market, which it markets its commercial Delta truck chassis to; Daihatsu had previously sold Charades and Miras in the country earlier. In January 2011, Daihatsu announced that in 2013 will be withdrawn from the European market. Daihatsu's sales in Europe fell from 58,000 vehicles in 2007 to 19,000 in 2010.