Larry W. Reaugh, Nicolas Meilhan.
“It is my belief that Tesla’s project is concrete evidence of the growth and viability of the electric car market, resulting in greater demand for lithium-ion batteries.”
Larry W. Reaugh, president and CEO of American Manganese Inc., which is mining for rare metals in Arizona, USA, might have intended his words of praise as a spoken application as his company is not yet working for Tesla.
“Volkswagen isn’t going to sell many battery-only cars. The E-Golf is a stop-gap. It’s telling people that VW is coming with electric cars, but the range-extended (plug-in hybrid) car will come soon in August 2014. That won’t be a niche model like the battery electric car, but will be for the mass market.”
Frost & Sullivan analyst Nicolas Meilhan doesn’t believe that the electric Golf will become a big seller but has higher expectations for the following plug-in version.