Sep 4, 2017 - 08:21 am

Jean Marc Gales, Johannes Wetzel.

“It could be a really good thing to be the first one to do an electric car that doesn’t weigh two tons.”

Lotus Chief Executive Officer Jean Marc Gales can very well imagine an EV with Lotus-typical specifications. And this future plan gets much more probable as Li Shufu’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group just signed a contract to invest 65m dollars in the British brand, thus holding now a 51-percent stake.

“The UK by 2040 needs 1 to 2.5 million new charging points. An average public charging point costs 25 to 30,000 euros so it would need to invest 33 to 87bn euros from now until 2040.”

More and more markets analyst start to predict what the UK’s future ban on new diesel and petrol cars means in terms of infrastructure costs. Here is, what Johannes Wetzel, energy markets analyst at Wood Mackenzie, foresees.


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