Brussels launches fightback against cheap Chinese electric cars flooding Europe

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, highlighted the threat Chinese auto subsidies pose to EU manufacturing – Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Brussels has launched a probe into Chinese state subsidies for electric vehicle makers, as it vowed to protect Europe’s car industry from a “race to the bottom”.

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned that subsidies for Chinese car makers risked undermining competition in the bloc and posed a threat to the…

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