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Electric Vehicles Reach a Crossroads

Oct 1, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
An employee works on a Volkswagen e-Golf electric automobile on the assembly line inside a factory on May 8 in Dresden, Germany.

An employee works on a Volkswagen e-Golf electric automobile on the assembly line inside a factory on May 8 in Dresden, Germany. Car manufacturers have some major decisions to make about the future of electric and automated vehicles.

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The global automobile sector stands at the intersection of three major geopolitical trends: shifting trade dynamics, the transportation revolution and the rise of China as a technological competitor to the United States. In the short term, automobiles represent a key focus of the Trump administration, which has proposed measures that...

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