Annette Winkler, Matthias Müller, Elon Musk.
“We have interrogated the expected demand in our markets last year and produced accordingly so that we now keep a four-digit number of vehicles in stock, which are strongly desired.”
Annette Winkler, head of Smart, on the discontinuation of the Smart Electric Drive. The next-gen of the small electric car will only arrive by the end of 2016. Until then, the few thousand Smart ED in stock will have to suffice.
autogazette.de (in German)
“The car industry pumps billions into electronic automobiles and the government just watches.”
Porsche CEO Matthias Müller blames the German government for the low number of electric vehicles on the Autobahn, calling for incentives and investments in charging infrastructure.
en.europeonline-magazine.eu, sueddeutsche.de (full interview in German)
“The indefinite extension of the fossil fuels era is the dumbest experiment in history.”
With the climate conference in Paris drawing near, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reissued his warning about global warming, expressing incomprehension of the ignorance of scientific facts.