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The rise of Chinese EVs is dividing the West

The rise of Chinese EVs is dividing the West
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By Stephen WilmotAmerica and Europe are heading down different roads in response to China’s emergence as an electric-vehicle juggernaut.The US is closing its borders to Chinese EVs before they even launch. The Biden administration last month raised the total tariff rate to 102.5% on Chinese EVs, despite extremely low imports. Canada, whose car industry is tightly integrated with the US, is considering new tariffs too, Bloomberg reported on Friday.In case sky-high import duties don’t keep Chinese EVs away – for example, if...

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