“We will introduce a growing and electrically driven product portfolio from 2018.”
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler comments on the in-house masterplan that continues to be more and more electrified. At the current rate, a quarter of Audi’s offering could have an electric motor on board by 2025.
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“Electrical vehicles are changing real fast. From a conventional perspective, two years or maybe a year-and-a-half is not really a long time. But in the EV business, it is a pretty long time. We have to be ready for the new generation every two years.”
Ahn Byung-ki, director of eco-vehicle development at Hyundai Motor Group, says that technology is advancing so fast that they must introduce new EVs every two years to push range and to keep up with recent Chinese start-ups looking to launch electric supercars.
“A fee is understandable. 5 pounds for 20 mins isn’t.”
Mitsubishi UK’s managing director Lance Bradley criticises Ecotricity for demanding such a high price at its fast-chargers along British motorways (we reported). Until recently, plugging in had even been free of charge.
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