May 18, 2016 - 08:14 am

Sadiq Khan, Takahiro Hachigo, Bob Lutz.

Sadiq-Khan“I have been elected with a clear mandate to clean up London’s air. The previous mayor was too slow on this issue, the government has been hopelessly inactive and it’s Londoners who are suffering as a result.”

London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan has proposed a new ‘T-Charge’ (for toxicity) that would penalise drivers of polluting vehicles in the British capital. As it will supposedly be based on NOx emissions, diesel vehicles would be hit first with the fee.

Takahiro-Hachigo“We see the PHEV as a necessary step but not the goal.”

Honda Motor President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo acknowledges plug-in hybrids but ultimately aims at electric and fuel cell vehicles instead. His prediction is that by 2050, “these cars will be dominant in the mix of models we build.”

bob-lutz“I think it’s going to be delayed again.”

Bob Lutz shows “concern” regarding the Tesla Model 3. He continues to repeat his usual argument that the EV maker’s business model is flawed, as it is not driven by (short term) profit.

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