Shinzo Abe, Steve Burns.
“Toyota is mulling the right timing to provide electric vehicles, considering what kind of cars will be most realistic for our consumers.”
HEV and PHEV are what Shinzo Abe, executive general manager at Toyota, calls the future of green cars. Still the Japanese auto giant stays open towards producing all-electric cars, at least if it that is what consumers demand.
“If a company is making 98% of their profits from gas vehicles, they’re hard pressed to say ‘Buy this electric version of our truck, don’t buy the gas version.”
Workhorse CEO Steve Burns argues, the idea of an electrified pick-up has to come from market incumbents and cannot be expected from the big auto industry players.