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Japanese EV-tilted stocks cruising in the fast lane

Companies seen stuck in the combustion era are running short on gas

TOKYO -- Japanese auto industry stocks are going their separate ways, depending on whether they are positioned to ride the global shift to electric vehicles.

One big winner is Panasonic, which got a huge lift when Tesla adopted its lithium ion batteries to power the Model 3, the U.S. automaker's first mass-market electric vehicle.

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