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Electric cars in China

Toyota gears up to produce 400,000 green vehicles in China

Automaker must boost production under Beijing's rules for new-energy cars

Toyota displayed its Levin plug-in hybrid at a Beijing motor show in 2018, but the automaker produces virtually no hybrid or electric vehicles in China right now.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- Toyota Motor intends to produce as many as 400,000 environmentally friendly cars yearly in China with local partner Guangzhou Automobile Group, through a $1.64 billion expansion of a factory operated by their joint venture.

The Chinese partner, known as GAC Motor, announced the spending. GAC and Toyota each will invest $274 million in the Guangzhou factory, while joint venture GAC Toyota Motor covers the rest.

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