Mr Seita Kanai, Mazdas director and senior managing executive officer, Research and Development talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
Mr. Kanai’s assistant was gracious enough to translate for us.
I asked each person I interviewed the same questions;Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the most resources behind? hybrids, ethanol/flex fuel vehicles, diesel, plug-in electric vehicles or fuel cell/hydrogen?(If you are investing in more than one, have them list by order of interest by the Manufacturer)
2. What percentage of your cars are recyclable? 3. How many of your US manufacturing plants are zero-percent landfill?