Europe seeks to compete with Asia in electric vehicles

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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