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Toyota to make plug-in hybrids in China

All week we’ve been reporting on the increasing influence of China on the automotive world and now there is further proof of its importance. The Nikkei is reporting that Japanese manufacturer Toyota will now begin assembling plug-in hybrid vehicles in the country in 2012. It has formed a joint venture with China FAW Group Corporation to make the hybrids with output likely to start at a few thousand units a year. Its report outlines that the joint venture has a track record for producing the Prius and now Toyota intends to position the joint venture as the Chinese supply base for the plug-in vehicles. The company will also begin testing the vehicles in Tianjin and will study their performance based on road conditions while collecting data on fuel efficiency, recharging speed and other factors for local manufacturing.

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Paul Lucas

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