Hybrid vehicles are “not the solution” for climate-friendly road transport, according to Stephen Gleeson, Hyundai Ireland’s managing director.
Gleeson said the marketing around hybrids and “self-charging” cars was misleading from an environmental point of view, and that plug-in electric cars were the only real solution to decarbonising road transport and meeting the Paris climate targets.
He criticised Toyota, a rival of Hyundai’s, over its promotion of its petrol-powered hybrid...
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