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Forget the Oil Wars. We’re Now in an EV and Battery War.

What makes the rivalry among the U.S., China, and Europe so intense

A charging station for electric cars
Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket/Getty Images

For almost a century, oil has been the vortex of geopolitical tension and war — it’s largely why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Saddam Hussain invaded Kuwait, and China militarized the South China Sea. That oil has led to such pushiness isn’t surprising: It…

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Steve LeVine

Steve LeVine

Editor at Large, Medium, covering the turbulence all around us, electric vehicles, batteries, social trends. Writing The Mobilist. Ex-Axios, Quartz, WSJ, NYT.