“Some markets, such as the Netherlands and Norway, have done a good job encouraging electrification, but I don’t see any significant momentum boosting electrified vehicles Europewide.”
Klaus Fröhlich, head of research and development at BMW, says that he is sure that diesel will continue to play a dominant role in Europe.
“We think that we still buy cars. Here’s the reality: If you live in a mega-city, and most of the world is moving to mega-cities, you don’t have anywhere to put the car. Parking is too expensive, insurance is too expensive. When you actually got the car parked, the last thing you want to do is move it, because you won’t find another parking spot.”
Better Place founder Shai Agassi´s new company Newrgy seems to focus on electrically powered, autonomously driven, personal “pods”.