“The efforts of our industry alone won’t be enough. We need to work together to make sure that Europe remains innovative and competitive as an industrial location in a rapidly changing world. A true breakthrough for electric mobility will only be achieved if politics, society and authorities work together more closely.”
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller advocates a closer working relationship between the automotive industry and politics to stay in the lead. That includes setting up the proper framework across European countries in terms of infrastructure and legislation.
“Tesla is a very interesting brand, but I don’t believe there has been any car company that has made a profit on EVs. I need to be profitable so I can prioritize EVs in the future. For now, we will focus on hybrid technology.”
Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen believes that range anxiety, the lack of charging infrastructure and long charging times are enough to keep people away from electric mobility. The carmaker’s next offering will therefore be a hybrid with all-electric range of about 30 miles and a petrol engine.
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“The key thing with the Model 3 is higher volume and lower price. It is a smaller car and without quite as many bells and whistles as the Model S or X, but the goal is to have a very compelling affordable and a mass market electric vehicle, and I feel pretty good about that goal.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk shares his thoughts on the upcoming Tesla ‘for the people.’ By the way, it looks like “less bells and whistles” still means that the car will be equipped with sensors for automated driving.
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