“I want to solve the problem before I throw my chips in. I’m only 92. I still have time to go.”
Professor John Goodenough was part of the team that developed the first lithium-ion battery in the 70s. Now, he is ready to make history again with an innovative battery that can supposedly hold 60 percent more energy, helping EVs to go the same distance as petrol-powered cars.
“Technically, electric cars are a big success. They are accepted worldwide and they’re the only serious option as zero-emissions vehicles. Other alternatives lack maturity and cost-effectiveness. So I believe the EV is going in the right direction.”
Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn admits that he had initially counted on higher EV sales figures. He remains confident, however, that the electric car will succeed – also because of increasingly tough emissions regulations.
“The message from consumers about the Bolt EV concept was clear and unequivocal: Build it. We are moving quickly because of its potential to completely shake up the status quo for electric vehicles.”
GM North America President Alan Batey in his announcement ahead of the Chicago Auto Show confirming that the Chevrolet Bolt will be built.
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