“We are starting to see a change in the EV marketplace, helped by the fact that BMW have arrived, Volkswagen are about to arrive. Kia showed an EV at Geneva. For one thing, the media acceptance of the technology is starting to mature.”
Jim Wright, Managing Director Nissan UK, is finally seeing light at the end of the EV acceptance tunnel with things starting to change. He thus believes, Nissan will be able to sell a thousand e-NV200 in its first year.
“After we’ve seen the product, understand its range, its driving dynamics, its refueling, we’re a lot more bullish than Japan – probably about fivefold more bullish. It’s just a question of how many can be produced now.”
These are the strong words of Jim Lentz, Toyota’s CEO for North America, who literally cannot wait to start selling the upcoming FCV.