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Toyota to re-enter electric vehicles starting in China from 2020

Japanese manufacturer Toyota will introduce electric vehicles in China from 2020 as Beijing accelerates the country's green transition.

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Toyota Motor Corp. will introduce electric vehicles in China from 2020 and is considering selling battery-powered autos developed by its local partners under the Japanese marque as Beijing prepares to tighten environmental regulations.

"To respond comprehensively to the expanding demand for EVs in China, we are considering having our joint-venture partners provide us with EVs," Hiroji Onishi, Toyota's head of China operations, said at a briefing at the Guangzhou auto show on Friday. "We will also continue to develop every aspect of what China defines as new-energy vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles."

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