Caroline Pidgeon, Ola Källenius.
“Because it is a public health crisis, I am planning a highly aggressive programme of improvements that serves due notice to consumers and manufacturers that by 2020 we expect to restrict central London only to those vehicles that have zero or near-zero tailpipe emissions.”
The sooner the better, says London mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal). She would roll out the Ultra Low Emission Zone in the centre of the British capital in 2018 rather than in 2020, as is currently planned.
“I can only commend to my colleagues to experience themselves over a longer period the viability of our battery-electric vehicles in everyday use.”
Daimler’s Ola Källenius will take over the R&D duties from Dr. Thomas Weber next year. It looks like he is determined to continue the course of electrification.