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Toyota hops on Indonesia EV bandwagon with luxury Lexus

The model is the first such Japan's largest carmaker is selling in the region

Toyota has launched the sale of an electric Lexus in Indonesia, the first such model it is selling in Southeast Asia. (Screenshot from Lexus Indonesia's YouTube page)

JAKARTA -- Toyota Motor has become the latest auto manufacturer to take advantage of Indonesia's push to encourage its population toward electric vehicles, announcing on Wednesday the launch of such a model in the country under its luxury Lexus brand.

The model will be the first EV that the Japanese manufacturer is selling in Southeast Asia, according to the company. It also marks a wider trend of manufacturers hoping to take advantage of the Indonesian government's push to encourage the purchase of EVs.

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