“It would be a fulfilment of our mission if the biggest manufacturer in the U.S. put a mass-market EV on the road. We’re hopeful that they will and frankly that everyone else does.”
Tesla’s VP of business development Diarmuid O’Connell is up for competition, saying the company’s overarching mission is the electrification of transport.
“I’m used to many nicknames, but no, I don’t think so. That belongs to someone else you know very well.”
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn gave a humble response when asked if he would accept to be called “Mr. Electric Car.” We all know who he is talking about, but think that they could maybe share the title.
“It is a zero-emission vehicle, so there are a lot of credits for vehicles like the Bolt. Our plan is to improve fuel economy on all fronts, from taking weight out of new models to introducing game-changers like the Bolt.”
Mark Reuss, head of global product development at GM, sees the value of having a pure electric car for the whole fleet. And it sounds promising that GM may not intend to use it an excuse. More game-changers, please.
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