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Total hesitant to join EU battery project due to China's rise

CEO Pouyanne wonders if European products can be competitive in Asia

A woman walks past a sign of a charging point for electric vehicles in Prague, Czech Republic.    © Reuters

PARIS -- French energy giant Total is not yet ready to participate in the Pan-European battery project for electric vehicles, the company's chief executive said in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review.

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