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It seems every major carmaker these days is thinking about electric vehicles in some capacity. At one of the world’s largest auto shows in Shanghai this year, several manufacturers boasted their snazzy concept cars and talked up imminent launches.

Electric vehicle sales are rising fast, and battery installation is climbing — largely thanks to China, where battery demand rose more than 175 percent in the first quarter.

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