China has moved into pole position in management consultancy Roland Berger’s international e-mobility ranking for the first time. Whereas Chinese e-car sales doubled last year, the German market remains sluggish, potentially causing German carmakers to miss EU fleet emission targets, according to the consultancy. German and French carmakers are still ahead of China when it comes to technology, but China’s numerous e-car start-ups are a wild card in this race. “The ever-growing presence of dynamic start-ups in the Chinese market is ramping up the pressure on incumbent automotive manufacturers,” according to a press release.
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