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Improving one without neglecting the other is the challenge faced by vehicle manufacturers and automotive industry suppliers: Both electric powertrains and combustion engines need further improvement in order to meet future requirements. Progress is required in both areas to make vehicles even more efficient and sustainable. Electric vehicles must be suitable for everyday use and convenient and predictable for drivers, which means a longer range and a shorter charging time, among other things. And, even after years of development, we have by no means fully exploited the potential efficiency of combustion engines, either as part of a hybrid powertrain or in standalone use. The key considerations are making the latest technology available to a wide range of people and not relying solely on electrification. ...
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