“I think hydrogen will be the technology of the next 20 years and, in our eyes, more so than electric because it’s a more efficient power delivery. It’s easier to store and actually it’s greener than electric would be because it’s easier to generate.”
Neil Broad, General Manager of Toyota & Lexus Fleet Services UK says that while only a limited number of Mirai fuel-cell vehicles will go on sale in September, it is not because the carmaker does not believe in the technology. Just that first, there need to be a few more filling stations.
“We are known historically for our diesel technology. That has carried us a long way and is still very much a part of what we’re doing but plug-in hybrid technology as well as pure electric are key.”
Mark Johnson, National Fleet Sales Manager of the Volkswagen Group UK says that the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid will arrive in the UK in early 2016 and is “a real signal of intent”.
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