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From Electrek: Toyota could finally start mass producing electric cars thanks to China

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    Toyota could finally start mass producing electric cars thanks to China

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    Toyota has long been one of the most reticent large automakers when it comes to producing all-electric vehicles. It had no problems with hybrids, e.g. the Prius, but the Japanese automaker would only produce the bare minimum when it came to zero-emission mandates, e.g. the Rav4 EV in California, and they quickly lobbied to change those mandates.

    They are now doing the same in China, where the government is about to ramp up its electric car mandate, and while Toyota, like almost all other automakers, tried to stop the mandate, it looks it’s going to happen and it might finally force the automaker to mass produce EVs. more…

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