Jeremy Thomson, Ryan Popple.
“By 2019 we’ll have an electric vehicle in the range globally and we’re looking at whether by 2021 we could have a plug-in hybrid solution as well.”
That is how Mazda’s UK managing director Jeremy Thomson outlines the electrification strategy for the following years. Speaking at the launch of the new CX-5, Thomson also stated that Mazda is considering the possibilities of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles.
“We hope we have as big an impact on transit as Tesla has had on the light-duty vehicle sector.”
Proterra CEO Ryan Popple intends to become a heavyweight in the electric bus market. He predicts that by 2025 every transit agency in the States and many in Europe and Asia will convert to all-electric buses.
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