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Ford Says China Should Embrace Electric Cars as Traffic Worsens

Ford Motor Co.’s chairman said China should take steps against traffic congestion as its cities become increasingly crowded.

An estimated 350 million people will move into Chinese cities in the next two decades, threatening to worsen air quality and traffic, Bill Ford, executive chairman and great-grandson of the automaker’s founder, said in Shanghai today. To avoid gridlock in its roads, China should facilitate the adoption of electric cars and embrace new technologies that help motorists find parking spots and avoid traffic, he said.