Automakers roll out new battery-powered cars at Geneva show

Global automakers are rolling out more electric vehicles at the Geneva International Motor Show as they try to challenge Tesla and get ahead of a disruptive shift in transportation toward lower-emission and autonomous vehicles.

For the European carmakers, the mood at the event could be unsettled by U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat this weekend to slap tariffs on the region’s manufacturers in a potential trade war.

And the three big German manufacturers — Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW — will grasp the opportunity to highlight their high-tech creations amid their continued trouble with diesel technology, such as legal attempts to ban diesel in German cities and the scandal over exposing monkeys to exhaust in lab tests.

The show opens to the public Thursday and runs through March 18.


Author: Tech Poster

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