“At Toyota, we believe that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen.”
Bob Carter, senior VP at Toyota Motor Sales USA, on the company’s decision to openly share its fuel cell patents. Clearly, Toyota is trying to get other carmakers on board of the hydrogen train for the technology to become a success story.
“It was our version of a moonshot.”
Jon Lauckner, GM’s CTO on the Chevrolet Volt. He was involved in the development of the first generation while the successor has just been unveiled (we reported).
“This still doesn’t mean I can sleep easily at night, because legislation may force us to go in that direction. However, Rolls-Royce buyers aren’t asking for it.”
Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös about the possibility of an all-electric Royce. If there will be one, it is likely to be brought about by politicians rather than the luxury carmakers clientele, which is currently asking for SUVs rather than an EV.
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