Harald Wester, Didier Leroy.
“I have serious doubts about what we are doing. How can it be right that a 2000kg high-end luxury car is rated at 70g/km when a small diesel supermini is rated at 90g/km?”
Maserati CEO Harald Wester announced in Geneva that the company would issue the Levante as a plug-in hybrid by 2017 but only because legislation forces Maserati to do so. Wester seriously questions these regulations as he believes the “wheel-to-well energy balance” is being neglected.
“The key element is to make sure that when we’re working with them — and we’re totally open to work with any of them — it’s a real win-win.”
If Apple and Google are entering the EV market, why not get them on your side, is what Didier Leroy, Toyota’s European chief, seems to think and this could indeed turn out to become a very fruitful cooperation.