Zetsche contended that “even in the best case, the cost of electric autos might run several thousand euros more than conventional vehicles for the foreseeable future. In other words, we need appropriate sales incentives.”
Zetsche’s belief that EVs have been overhyped matches that of J.D. Power, which recently released a study called, “Drive Green 2020: More Hope Than Reality.” According to CNNMoney.com, the J.D. Power study contended that in ten years “just 7.3% of passenger vehicles sold globally will be hybrids or plug-in cars of some kind.”
A bold, gold, open-air coupe may not be the ticket to automotive nirvana for every consumer, but Lexus’ LF-C2 concept car certainly turned heads at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. What’s more, it may provide a glimpse of the luxury automaker’s future.
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the country’s longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, windshields, and batteries, with no robotic aid.
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