“The new Opel Ampera-e will open the road to electric mobility by breaking down the barriers of high price and short driving range.”
Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann is delighted – to say the least – that GM will bring the Bolt EV technology to European shores. It will give the German carmaker a considerate competitive advantage, as range and price are unmatched to date.
“We continue to see no perceptible impact to our order growth from the change in the price of gasoline as our order rates have continued to increase even as the price of gasoline has fallen.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company is not affected by low oil prices but keeps to grow continuously. Especially in the premium market. Musk says the Model S “outsold the Audi A8 and A7, and the BMW 7-Series and 6-Series combined.”
“The question is, what is the best compromise between an acceptable performance and the lowest price possible? This is something that doesn’t exist today and we are willing to find a solution.”
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is talking about his company’s strategy to tackle China. The Chinese EV market is not only low, but also taken by what he calls “very cheap electric cars,” which price is hard to match.
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