Annual and transition report of foreign private issuers pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Plant and equipment (Detail Textuals)

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Plant and equipment (Detail Textuals)
¥ in Millions, $ in Millions
1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Sep. 29, 2017
CAD ($)
Dec. 31, 2018
Vehicle
Oct. 16, 2017
CAD ($)
shares
Oct. 16, 2017
CNY (¥)
shares
Sep. 29, 2017
CNY (¥)
Manufacturing Agreement          
Plant and Equipment (Textual)          
Description of purchase orders   Company's purchase orders as follows: 30% after Zongshen schedules production, and 70% after accepted vehicle delivery      
Minimum purchase commitments 2019   5,000      
Minimum purchase commitments 2020   20,000      
Minimum purchase commitments 2021   50,000      
Manufacturing Agreement | Chongqing Zongshen Automobile Co., Ltd.          
Plant and Equipment (Textual)          
Description of manufacturing agreement Payable 50% when Zongshen commences manufacturing the tooling and molds, 40% when Zongshen completes manufacturing the tooling and molds, and 10% upon delivery to the Company of the first production vehicle. At December31, 2018, the Company had paid 90% of prototype tooling and molds and 36% of the mass production tooling and molds        
Manufacturing Agreement | Chongqing Zongshen Automobile Co., Ltd. | Prototype Tooling and Molds          
Plant and Equipment (Textual)          
Agreement estimated cost $ 1.8       ¥ 9.5
Manufacturing Agreement | Chongqing Zongshen Automobile Co., Ltd. | Mass Production Tooling and Molds          
Plant and Equipment (Textual)          
Agreement estimated cost $ 7.8       ¥ 39.3
Share Pledge Agreement | Chongqing Zongshen Automobile Co., Ltd. | Prototype Tooling and Molds          
Plant and Equipment (Textual)          
Agreement estimated cost     $ 1.8 ¥ 9.5  
Share pledge agreement common shares | shares     400,000 400,000