Yoichiro Ueno, Gina Coplon-Newfield.
“India is so price sensitive. So it looks difficult (for electric cars) and also the development of infrastructure in a country as large as India will take a lot of time.”
Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO of Honda Cars India, believes the country is not ready for electric cars due to the lack of necessary infrastructure and price factor.
“The time for pilot programs should be in the rear-view mirror. […] The time is now ripe to go all in on zero-emission buses.”
The concept has been proven a long time ago, believes Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director of Sierra Club’s Electric Vehicles Initiative. She calls on large and small transport providers to adopt electric buses – now.