Toyota Slowly Adding Electric Cars To Its Product Planning

By Jon LeSage Toyota Motor Corp. is slowly opening up to adding all-electric vehicles to its product lineup to meet regulatory compliance, according to a company executive.
While the Japanese automaker in not manufacturing any battery-electric cars at this time, Toyota realizes it must be flexible enough to introduce electric cars in markets with regulatory mandates or where the infrastructure is best suited to them, Executive Vice President Takahiko Ijichi said Tuesday to Automotive News. It’s not going to be easy, though, he said.
“EVs do have many challenges,” Ijichi said. “But different countries and regions have different energy policies, and depending on infrastructure availability,

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