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Automakers plan electric car blitz as Tesla burns billions

Almost 50 new pure electric-car models will come to market globally between now and 2022, including vehicles from Daimler and Volkswagen

David Welch | Bloomberg 

Here are two facts that defy logic: By the end of the year, electric-car maker Tesla will have burned through more than $10 billion without ever having made 10 cents. Yet companies around the world are lining up to compete with it.   Almost 50 new pure electric-car models will come to market globally between now and 2022, including vehicles from Daimler and Volkswagen. Even British inventor James Dyson is getting into the game, announcing last week that he’s investing two billion pounds ($2.7 billion) to develop an electric car and the batteries to power it.   The ...

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First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 03:34 IST
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