Angela Merkel, Akio Toyoda, Manuel Valls.
“There’s a lot to do.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel admits that there need to be more incentives for electric mobility, if Germany wants to reach its goal of bringing 1 million EVs on the road by 2020. So far, the goal still seems far out of reach.
“Toyota will use these experiences in the FIA World Endurance Championship to help revolutionize hybrid technology and to help make ever-better cars that delight people around the world.”
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda is satisfied with his company’s win at the 2014 World Endurance Championship. Toyota is the first Japanese carmaker to take home the title since the series began in 1953.
“In France, we have long favoured the diesel engine. This was a mistake, and we will progressively undo that, intelligently and pragmatically.”
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is the man behind a new plan that would rank vehicles by pollution and keep the dirtiest cars out of city centres (we reported). A move that should promote hybrid and electric cars in the country.
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