Hybrids’ acceptance tied to technology-driven cost efficiencies, researcher says.
PARIS – Volkswagen analysts believe the current pace of improvement for power electronics is not rapid enough to bring electric cars and plug-in hybrids to the mass market. A leap forward is required, says Christian Mertens of the corporate research department. “Customer acceptance can only be achieved by cost efficiency, and in my opinion this is not covered by the progress we have seen,” Mertens says at the Automotive Power Electronics conference sponsored by the ...
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