“We’ve encouraged the Chinese government to work with us and work with the industry to make sure we’re creating the excitement and demand for electric vehicles as opposed to it just being mandated.”
GM CEO Mary Barra has not yet resorted to simply accepting the EV sales quota but calls on Chinese officials instead to consider whether there is sufficient demand for electric cars before they move to ban gasoline and diesel engines.
“We are far beyond our expectations. It’s been like a snowball gathering momentum.”
Alejandro Agag, head of the Formula E, has been surprised himself by how quickly the electric racing series has taken up speed given it was only first discussed in 2012.
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