Kia Europe Chief Operating Officer Emilio Herrera says the transition to EVs creates a two- to three-year “window of opportunity” for the automaker. Herrera discussed Kia’s strategy of accelerated electrification with Automotive News Europe.
Hyundai's market share in Europe climbed above 4 percent in September for the first time despite rivals offering big discounts before the new WLTP testing regime came into effect. Hyundai expects to reach its sales target this year but will not push for volume if the region's incentives war continues, Hyundai Europe Chief Operating Officer Thomas Schmid said.
Dealers blamed the "negative" climate sorrounding cars for a 13 percent fall in Spanish registrations in November as consumers worriy about the threat of diesel bans and even a complete ban on internal combustion engine vehicles in the future.