Beyond Tesla: Investing in electric car technology

Car revolution stretches beyond Elon Musk

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Xavier Chollet of Pictet Asset Management
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Xavier Chollet of Pictet Asset Management

From lighter, longer-lasting batteries to a new breed of semiconductors, there are a host of investible technologies powering the electric car revolution.

Thanks to its larger-than-life founder and the near 400% rise in its stock price in the past year or so, Tesla has become the poster child for the transition to zero-emission transport. But the green car revolution is not just about Elon Musk, whatever the headlines might have investors believe. It is as much about the vast array of technologies without which electrification would be impossible. Lighter, longer-lasting batteries, ultra-rapid chargers and a new breed of semiconductors will have as big an impact as the maker of the world's most famous automobile. And, just as importa...

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