“I think in the future there will be an evolution, also maybe downsizing of the engines, and more batteries, more powerful batteries, and then you can call that an electric car with a range extender. It’s exactly the same technology. So, that’s the path we have chosen.”
Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson does not believes in pure electric cars but apparently aims at something like a very evolved plug-in hybrid which some then might call a range-extended EV. Question is, where do you draw the line?
“In terms of technical changes, we certainly want teams to keep the same chassis as that’s not the technological direction we want them to focus on. Instead, we want teams to concentrate on developing new powertrains and batteries as this is what is going to benefit everyday electric cars users the most.”
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag on upcoming changes in the electric racing series, which will see increased competition from manufacturer in the next season. The Spark-Renault chassis however, is to remain the same.
“A lot of people who don’t ever operate in it don’t understand and have a tendency to underestimate.”
Former GM CEO Dan Akerson here tries to discourage Apple from becoming a carmaker, which in his words is a “low-margin” industry, especially if you compare it with the margin on a mass-produced iPhone.
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