“I believe we will soon be able to deliver the best batteries from Europe, including the cells.”
Joachim Fetzer, head of electric mobility at Bosch, is certain that a decision about battery cell production in Europe will not be made until 2018. He also believes that Tesla will be able to reduce battery costs to 100 euros/kWh (109 dollars/kWh).
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“It’s a more passenger orientated car, so for more than two passengers. But it will be a car which can be used by families that have some money, it is premium. It will have a big battery capacity and a range of more than 500km (313 miles). We will make a presentation soon.”
Audi’s head of engineering Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg confirms that Audi will take on the Tesla Model X with a large, all-electric SUV with a range of more than 300 miles.
“As proven by Tesla, there can be a market at the other side of the range as well. If that is a possibility, we are investigating.”
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche hinted at the Geneva Motor Show that Mercedes may be working on an electric limousine. He also said that the reason EVs have not been successful (yet), is because they tend to be in cheaper segments.
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