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    Mazda exec presents bold ‘let’s pretend the EV future will never come’ strategy

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    Mazda exec Robert Davis doubled down on Mazda’s anti-EV stance at a Michigan trade group convention this week, Automotive News reported. In a seminar, Davis stated that the “impending death of the internal combustion engine is overrated,” said governments shouldn’t “mandate” EVs, and said EV incentives should be eliminated.

    Mazda currently makes no electric or plug-in hybrid models, though claimed last year that they were planning to offer EVs in 2019 primarily to meet ZEV regulations.

    Robert Davis was a US senior VP of Mazda until being reassigned to a smaller role earlier this year.

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