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Electric Cars Threaten to Leave This European Nation Behind

Slovakia is dependent on the automotive industry and the government says failure to adapt is not an option.
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Why Electric Cars Aren't Taking Over Yet


Kia Motors Corp. churns out about 1,400 new cars every working day in Zilina, a city in Slovakia's northern industrial heartland. They all rely on gasoline or diesel.

Less than two hours away, PSA Group workers will reconfigure miles of assembly lines for Peugeots and Citroens to meet the impending electric car boom as long as the plan is approved by management. A Jaguar plant being built in the west of the country might produce batteries, though it wasn’t included in the original plan.