“This market is going to be the first to eliminate fossil fuel use.”
Proterra CEO Ryan Popple refers to public transport, the market his electric buses are aiming for. He is conviced that transit is “ripe for disruption” and worries less about orders than about scaling to fulfill demand at the moment.
“In 2020, if Tesla’s cars are autonomous, he’d want to buy all of them.”
Steve Jurvetson, Tesla board member, recalls his recent conversation with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who is apparently ready to buy every Tesla made in 2020 – given all 500,000 units are self-driving by then.
“The very near future suggests that anything below 50 kW is not going to be considered fast charging.”
Brendan Jones, Vice-President East Region at NRG eVgo, intends to speed things up. Already, there are no stations below 44 kW in the company’s network and the vision is to integrate 100-kW charging sooner rather than later.
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