“We will carefully monitor customer demand to have the right mix for each market, whether that be combustion engines or plug-in hybrids.”
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume expects fully electric vehicles sales to make up a double-digit percentage of sales by 2025. But he also says that the carmaker is currently solely focusing on the Mission E and will “have to see whether it’s sensible to expand the range further in the next decade.”
“I think for the moment we keep going and continuing because Smart has its Electric Drive slogan that is well recognized by our customers and we appreciate that. At the moment, there are no plans to switch branding.”
According to Smart CEO Annette Winkler, electric Smart will continue to offered under the current brand and will not be integrated into Daimler’s new EQ label.
“We see 2030 as an important year when we aim that every new car manufactured in India will be an electric vehicle.”
Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal says that grid integration and electric mobility are on top of the priority list in the country. The goal is six to seven million electric and hybrid cars per year from 2020.
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