Mexico event highlights EVs
MEXICO CITY - Mexico has begun to try to generate enthusiasm for electric vehicles.
The Instituto Nacional de Ecologia showcased electric vehicles from Ford, General Motors and other makers at an event this month.
'The strategy is oriented to major city fleets,' said Gabriel Quadri, the institute's director. That includes private and government buyers.
General Motors says its EV1 is ready to be sold in Mexico, but the country needs an infrastructure for EVs. Ford displayed its electric Ranger at the event.
SAE Mexico has a new president: Guillermo Fasterling, purchasing director of Chrysler Mexico. He replaces Federal-Mogul's Luis Cervantes.
Mack Trucks Inc. is intensively studying plans to enter the Mexican market. Said a spokesman: 'If we go, it sure will be with a local partner.'
Gilles Couffon, who is establishing Peugeot's Mexican sales operation, says Peugeot will begin selling in Mexico in October.
Volkswagen de Mexico is doing studies of the Mexican truck market that could lead to the introduction of light or commercial trucks.