Europe seeks to compete with Asia in electric vehicles

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    The demand for electric vehicles is booming worldwide.

    Governments in Europe are making plans to phase out fuel-burning cars.

    But there are warnings the continent’s economy risks falling behind if it allows Asia to dominate the development and sale of batteries.

    Now a continent-wide research programme is fighting to avoid its transport industry from becoming reliant on imports.

    Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from Gothenburg, Sweden.

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