PARIS – Pressures to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions will create a market for electric vehicle batteries of E10 billion-E30 billion ($15 billion-$45 billion) annually by 2020, a report by Roland Berger concludes. The Germany-based consultant’s optimistic scenario, predicated on continued government support, calls for global sales of 8 million-10 million plug-in hybrids and EVs annually beginning in 2020. Electrification already is changing the automotive landscape, with new OE entrants ...

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