McLaren Automotive will step into the EV squad by 2025. The British car manufacturer who spoke to Automotive News stated that the company will adhere to the progressive demand of the market.
The decision to transform its powertrain comes due to the changing emission norms across the world which are rapidly becoming stringent. A good example would be the high-output V8 engines that fell prey to the norms in many countries.
The decision to transform its powertrain comes due to the changing emission norms across the world which are rapidly becoming stringent
“China is very aggressive about emission standards. The world is going in that direction. I think legislation will drive us in that direction, and we need to be ready. The only way we can meet emission standards at the performance we want is to be hybrid. There’s no other way.” McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt told Automotive News.
Flewitt clarified that the plans to make an apt EV will not be completed before 2025. Adding to which, the company CEO also stated that lower emission is not the only goal that the company is trying to achieve, rather “it’ll be a better sports car”. The company aims at making a car that would do 30 minutes on the track on a single charge.
Flewitt clarified that the plans to make an apt EV will not be completed before 2025.
Apart from its plans of powertrain transformation, Flewitt set the record straight by stating that the company has no plans to step into the SUV segment as it was not ‘what McLaren does’. Adding to which he stated that the company does not possess the technology required to manufacture an SUV.