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International auto shows skew domestic with focus on EV sector

Detroit expo showcases U.S. carmakers as Chinese rivals gain ground

Attendees ride in a Jeep Rubicon during press day of the Detroit Auto Show on Sept. 13.   © Reuters

TOKYO/NEW YORK -- International auto shows around the world are becoming markedly less international as countries focus on building up their own electric-vehicle industries amid competition from China's rapid expansion.

This trend is on clear display at the Detroit Auto Show that began Wednesday. Major U.S. carmakers like Michigan-based General Motors and Ford Motor are showing off electric models, and an indoor test track gives visitors a chance to try them out. Tesla is participating in the show for the first time in eight years.

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