Matthew Clarke, Nobuhiro Yamamoto.
“Electric powertrains are part of our future vision. Emission regulations will force everybody to make changes.”
These are the words from Matthew Clarke, spokesman for Aston Martin, which has plans to electrify the Rapide sedan as well as the DBX crossover. Clarke thinks that “there is a space above Tesla.”
“If you look around the technologies of current hybrid system or today’s electric system we cannot find a proper system to match this car, so given that I don’t think it’s a good idea for now.”
Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the chief of Mazda´s MX-5 development program, says that the roadster could go electric in the future as emissions regulations tighten, but only if it was still able to deliver fun and pleasure to the driver.