“Currently we are at 31 percent. As more competitors enter with hybrids, that will help to spread the knowledge and understanding of the technology.”
Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl says the competition won’t hinder the carmaker’s goal of hybrids accounting for half of European sales by the end of the decade. And he added that Toyota is still looking to have a hybrid version of every one of its models.
“If you open the window to enjoy the views outside, you have to be prepared for a few flies getting in.”
Wang Binggang, Chairman of China’s New Electric Vehicle Project Consulting Committee, comments on recent allegations of some 25 carmakers cheating in the country’s subsidies programme for electric vehicles (we reported).
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