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Hybrid Blues: China Policies Force Toyota Into Electric U-turn

A Toyota RAV4 EV car with a Tesla battery is seen at the sixth annual Alternative Transportation Expo and Conference (AltCar) in Santa Monica, California Sept. 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo)
A Toyota RAV4 EV car with a Tesla battery is seen at the sixth annual Alternative Transportation Expo and Conference (AltCar) in Santa Monica, California Sept. 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo)

SHANGHAI—The automotive industry’s seemingly inexorable drive toward electric cars—and especially Chinese polices pushing new energy vehicles—has forced Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s No.2 automaker by sales,...




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