Carlos Ghosn, Sergio Marchionne, Alejandro Agag.
“We are the leaders and we frankly intend to continue to be the leaders.”
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is not particularly impressed by Chevy’s 200-mile Bolt as Nissan is working on an EV with a similar range, he said. Looks like the Leaf will get a battery upgrade soon.
“I think automakers’ costs are well in excess of what I consider a mature industry to be able to afford.”
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is reaching out to fellow carmakers to share costs of research and development of new vehicles and technologies.
“We think that next year we will have at least four or five manufacturers in the championship. Two years ago we didn’t have cars, we didn’t have venues, we didn’t have teams. We didn’t have sponsors or broadcasters. Today we have a championship going full-on with big fights between the drivers.”
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag is excited about future prospects of the electric racing series. Next year, the races will be open to manufacturers to take part with their own vehicles and technologies.