SAO PAULO – Several manufacturers are looking into the possibility of producing electric vehicles in Brazil, including Italian and French auto makers, but only a tiny operation in the state of Ceará appears ready to test the waters. The promise of government backing to produce EVs has motivated Elifas Gurgel do Amaral to expand his factory in Limoeiro do Norte, near Fortaleza, Ceará, and begin producing prototypes using lithium-ion batteries. The factory is the beneficiary of financial ...

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