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Toyota to start EV production in U.S. in 2025

Japanese automaker aims to ramp up global output to 1m electric vehicles by 2026

Toyota expects to produce about 200,000 EVs in the U.S. annually from 2026 onward. (Photo by Koji Uema)

NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor will start producing electric vehicles in the U.S. state of Kentucky as early as 2025, Nikkei learned Tuesday, as it tries to capture growing demand for clean-energy cars.

The Japanese automaker will update an existing factory to make electric models alongside gasoline-fueled autos. It intends to produce 10,000 electric sport utility vehicles monthly by the end of 2025.

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