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Automakers head to Thailand as new green-car frontier

Government seeks to bolster industry with tax breaks for producers, consumers

Daimler showed off new plug-in hybrid models with great fanfare at the Bangkok International Motor Show this month.

BANGKOK -- Global automakers are exploring new avenues for environmentally friendly cars into Thailand, drawn by incentives from a government intent on maintaining the competitiveness of Southeast Asia's largest auto producer.

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