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Isuzu Motors to mass produce electric trucks next year

Japanese automaker aims to catch up with Chinese, European rivals

Isuzu aims to turn out around 10,000 electric commercial trucks annually by 2030, including hybrid vehicles. (Source photos by AP and courtesy of Isuzu) 

TOKYO -- Isuzu Motors will start mass producing electric commercial trucks next year, becoming the first Japanese company to enter a market dominated by Chinese and European manufacturers, Nikkei has learned.

Isuzu has developed a vehicle platform that can be used for 1,500 types of vehicles for use in logistics and other industries, where demand for electric trucks is growing. The automaker looks to sell the trucks for around the same price as those powered by diesel in the future.

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