“In the short term I don’t see an all-electric Panamera.”
Porsche’s head of R&D, Wolfgang Hatz, might not see an EV soon as the company concentrates on plug-in hybrids for now. However, Hatz went on saying that with advances in battery technology, the company will be well “prepared” to go all-electric.
“We are now confident enough that in 2015 we will have the right infrastructure for DC fast charging, so it makes (sense) to include it standard in the MY 2015.”
Jacob Harb, Department Head BMW i USA, on upcoming upgrades for BMW’s EV in the States where the i3 has been test driven 8,000 times already.
“SGL is in talks with many manufacturers.”
Jürgen Köhler, head of SGL, sees a rise in demand for carbon fibre parts. He mentioned interest by VW, in particular Audi and Lamborghini, as well as GM.
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