Tag: Gina Coplon-Newfield

Jun 7, 2017 - 07:47 am

Yoichiro Ueno, Gina Coplon-Newfield.

Yoichiro-Ueno“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.

Gina-Coplon-Newfield“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.

May 19, 2017 - 08:05 am

Hakan Samuelsson, Gina Coplon-Newfield.

Hakan-Samuelsson“We have to recognise that Tesla has managed to offer such a car for which people are lining up. In this area, there should also be space for us, with high quality and attractive design.”

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson credits Tesla with launching demand for electric vehicles, which he believes will also play into his own mission.

Gina-Coplon-Newfield“When manufacturers say buyers aren’t interested in buying electric vehicles, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Gina Coplon-Newfield, director of electric vehicles initiative at the Sierra Club. Her organisation had 308 tested car dealers and found that most did not know much about electric cars or were mis-informed.

Found on electrive.com
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