SAO PAULO – Most Brazilian auto makers have put the idea of electric-vehicle production and sales on the back burner for now. The logistics of installing EV chargers in a country larger than the continental U.S. and with a weak highway infrastructure is daunting. To escape dependence on foreign oil, the federal government in 1975 opted to focus on ethanol to fuel cars, owing to the country’s vast sugarcane industry. Only the government-backed Itaipu power plant on the Parana River ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.