Friedrich Eichiner, Bob Carter, Paul Hollick.
“Last year, about 90,000 electric vehicles have been sold worldwide and this year it will be another 150,000. If sales continue at this rate, the one million-mark will be reached in a few years.”
Friedrich Eichiner is the CFO of BMW. In an interview with a German newspaper, he talks about why even he is still waiting for his i3 to arrive and why the Bavarian e-car might become for the electric car market what the iPhone was for telecommunications.
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“Fuel-cell electric vehicles will be in our future sooner than many people believe and in much greater numbers than anyone expected.”
Bob Carter is Toyota’s senior vice president of automotive operations. When presenting the FCV, he was most certain of betting on the right technology.
“We’re confident that, with support from the corporate and public sectors, the adoption of EVs will more than double, from 4,200 to 10,000, over the next three years.”
Paul Hollick, chief commercial officer at Alphabet, believes that a tipping point for acceptance of EVs in fleets is reached since the involvement of mayor car manufacturers.