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Electric cars in China

Toyota to build battery plant in China, eyeing hybrid policy shift

Panasonic-backed supplier to quadruple production in world's top auto market

China grants government incentives for plug-in hybrid vehicles, like this one at a Shanghai dealership, but not for conventional hybrids.   © Reuters

NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor's battery-making subsidiary will build its fourth hybrid vehicle battery plant in China as Beijing expands government incentives for low-emission autos, Nikkei has learned.

This new plant, to be built in 2021, will be capable of producing roughly 100,000 batteries a year, quadrupling the total capacity in China to about 400,000 units. 

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