Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, Segolene Royal, Ian Callum.
“The overall industry is now shifting its electrification focus toward EVs. We are in the age where we cannot just go on launching EVs only as regulation compliance cars.”
Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, CEO of Fuji Heavy Industries, the manufacturer of Subaru cars is the latest producer to jump on board the electric train in Japan. The move is driven by regulatory pressure but also an expected increase in demand.
“We will be asking the consumer fraud investigators and prosecutors to communicate any findings that will enable us to establish whether it’s necessary to withdraw sales authorisations.”
French Environment Minister Segolene Royal does not rule out to ban some diesels from sale. Before deciding, France will seek more information from criminal investigations into Renault and Volkswagen diesel emissions.
“I think we’re going to have to build an electric sports car. Not to say the next one will be electric, but inevitably we will.”
Thinks Jaguar design director Ian Callum, who also signs responsible for the first electric concept of the firm, the I-Pace SUV.