Vincent Bolloré, Maxime Picat, René Takens.
“Every week the mayor of one of the world’s big cities comes to gather information from us.”
Vincent Bolloré, head of Bolloré Bluecars, here might come across bragging but he is standing on solid grounds as his company just agreed on an extensive cooperation with Renault (we reported) which will give Bolloré “industrial muscle,” as he put it.
“In all our scenarios, electric cars by 2020 hold a market share of five percent at the most.”
Maxime Picat, Peugeot board member and general director, is still no fan of electric vehicles for much the same reasons as before: they are expensive, do not have enough range and charging infrastructure is insufficient.
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“The e-bike product group does hold a danger in itself. This concerns the safety of speed pedelecs.”
Accell CEO René Takens is asking the industry to take responsibility for the S-Pedelec segment. So far, European legislation as well as classification for these bikes, which can do up to 45 kph on pedal-assistance, is often far from being unambiguous.