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Not too long ago, most automakers saw no reason to produce components like electric motors for hybrids or electric vehicle batteries in-house. That's what outside suppliers were for. This decision was largely based on cost. For major automakers, producing parts for hybrids and EVs on a small scale simply did not make financial sense. Now, as both the hybrid and electric markets have evolved and display a promising outlook for future growth, automakers have gradually shifted towards in-house prod