The head of Ford Europe says “changing customer demand and cost disadvantages, plus an absence of additional engine models for Bridgend going forward, make the plant economically unsustainable in the years ahead.”
Nissan is leading efforts to make EVs, particularly the Leaf subcompact, a viable option for Thai customers. It’s been working with industry stakeholders to prepare the ground in a country that still has minimal charging infrastructure.
Mitsubishi says with only about 1% of U.K. new-car buyers opting for EVs, the government risks missing numerous environmental targets, not least its goal of having half of all new cars classified as ultra-low-emissions vehicles by 2030.
In celebrating 25 years of Wards 10 Best Engines, automakers were invited to submit videos focusing on powertrain challenges of the past and those lying ahead. This is the third of six videos that will post throughout the year.