Rockefeller, Stefan Niemand, Carlos Ghosn.
“While the global community works to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, it makes little sense—financially or ethically—to continue holding investments in these companies.”
The Rockefeller Family Fund has publicly stated intentions to divest from oil. They will make the change “as quickly as possible.” Once funding has been cut, they will begin looking for suitable alternatives.
“I hate to admit it, but Tesla did everything right.”
Stefan Niemand, Director Electric Battery Vehicles at Audi, says consumers want to change and manufacturers need to only harness that excitement. He praises Tesla for creating a high-performance infrastructure, and doing exactly what the industry needs to survive.
“There is no way we’re going to reach anything around two degrees without the substantial reduction in CO2 from the transportation system. And the only obvious known technology which allows that is electrification.”
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn argues that electric vehicles are key to making emission reduction a reality. He outlined three steps at the opening of the New York Auto Show on how to make it happen, starting with the installation of proper infrastructure.