Last week’s FT Future of the Car saw a number of automotive leaders speak very candidly about the challenges and opportunities they face and how they’re addressing them. So candidly, in fact, more than a few of their comments led to news stories in the FT and elsewhere.  

Here’s a round-up of the ones you don’t want to miss! 

Ford threatens to restrict petrol car sales to meet the UK’s EV targets (Auto Express) 

Carmakers bet on hybrids as shift to EVs slows (FT) 

China’s BYD aiming for ‘leading position’ in Europe’s EV market by 2030 (FT) 

China's BYD will consider second Europe plant in 2025, executive says (Reuters) 

Volkswagen keeps developing PHEVs as EV demand 'plateaus' (Autocar) 

VW boss Thomas Schäfer on an electric Golf, the Polo's survival and more (Car) 

Europe’s Elon Musk’ plans to make engine supercars despite ban (FT) 

EU tariffs on Chinese EVs could backfire, German car bosses warn (Auto News Europe) 

The boss of Chinese carmaker BYD has addressed European drivers’ data protection concerns (Top Gear) 

Hyundai confirms sub-£20k electric car for 2024 (Electrifying.com) 

Lucid CEO says Tesla has become ‘distracted’ by Musk’s Twitter acquisition (FT) 

New Bugatti hypercar has a naturally aspirated, one-metre-long V16 (Autocar)