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VW partner Hino to make electric trucks and buses with China's BYD

Toyota unit and Chinese EV maker eye Asian debut in early 2020s

A hybrid truck made by Japan's Hino Motors: The Toyota Motor unit will develop new lines of electric trucks and buses with China's BYD. (Photo by Soma Kawakami)

TOKYO -- Truck manufacturer Hino Motors and electric vehicle maker BYD Auto Industry will set up a 50-50 joint venture in China next year to develop electric trucks and buses for the Asian market.

The venture will also develop EV components under the plans announced Wednesday.

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