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Climate Change

Hino and Isuzu race for electric trucks as Chinese rivals encroach

Battery costs and charging infrastructure pose challenges for Japan's market

European counterparts have had a head start in the race for electrification: Daimler Truck aims to have electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles account for 60% of sales by 2030. (Photo courtesy of Daimler)

TOKYO -- Isuzu Motors and Hino Motors are making forays into no-emission light trucks next year as Japan trails other major automobile markets in embracing electrified fleets.

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