“We have to talk with government how they are preparing the infrastructure for the right electric vehicle. Even in Japan, we are still talking with government,” he said. “We need infrastructure. If not, (then) people don’t want to buy (EVs).” , says Noriaki Abe, managing officer at Honda.
As a technology, EVs have existed for more than 15 years, Abe argued, but it is difficult to make them popular among the people in the absence of a supporting ecosystem.