Tony Posawatz, Dan Sperling.

Tony-Posawatz“Although I commend Tesla with what they’re doing with the continual upgrade and increase of the faster-charging Supercharger infrastructure. But the software announcement didn’t solve either of those. It just helps someone manage the range anxiety.”

Tony Posawatz, former head of carmaker Fisker and former GM executive, does not see range anxiety as a thing of the past. He says that range is still an issue, as long as customers cannot (in his eyes) “accommodate their everyday life and the spontaneous things that happen.”

Dan-Sperling“If we provided a more flexible approach, we are likely to get far more e-miles in 2030 than we would with pure EVs. I really don’t believe by 2030 we’re going to be able to get a really large market penetration with pure EVs.”

Dan Sperling, a member of the California Air Resources Board and director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis, argues that electric miles driven by plug-in hybrid vehicles need to be added to the equation of ZEV rules, instead of just counting miles driven by BEVs.


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