A truly laughable Brexit
The UK’s Brexit strategy has been “laughable”, says Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer. “We need an outcome, and the truth is that [the British] have debated negotiating tactics in public, while the EU27 have worked with consensus and executed their negotiations brilliantly,” he told last week’s Driving the Future event in London.
He added, “First and foremost I think we now need certainty. I think business was pretty clear that it would prefer a deal with free trade with Europe, and it is true we are looking at a cliff-edge without one, but at this stage a decision is better than no decision.”
Palmer also took a shot at the government over electric vehicles.
“The UK is trying to get on the front foot and say it wants to be a leader in electric vehicle technology but the truth is that nobody knows what the right technology is for 20-30 years time,” he said.
“I am pretty sure that 40 years from now there will be solutions beyond battery-electric vehicles to consider. Why not synthetic fuels that are carbon neutral? Or where will hydrogen fit in?” he asked.