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Toyota-led electric vehicle project adds four more automakers

Consortium now includes makers of trucks, midsize cars and compacts

Toyota's Concept-i, an electric vehicle that incorporates artificial intelligence technology, is displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show on Oct. 25 (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Four more automakers have decided to join a project led by Toyota Motor to develop basic technology for electric vehicles.

Engineers from the four companies -- Suzuki Motor, Subaru, Hino Motors and Daihatsu Motor -- will join the project in January.

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