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Biden's push for electric vehicles hits deep in the heart of Texas

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2023
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REUTERS/Jordan Vonderhaar

At Toyota Motor Corp's (7203.T) sprawling factory here, just 16 miles (26 km) from the Alamo, a new gasoline-fueled Tundra pickup truck or hybrid Sequoia SUV rolls off the assembly line every 60 seconds.

"We can't produce enough of the Sequoias and Tundras today," said plant manager Kevin Voelkel. "There is a waiting list."

Less than two hours to the north in Austin, the Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Gigafactory is also straining to meet demand. That plant is ramping up output of Model Y electric SUVs and pushing to launch production...

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