May 13, 2016 - 09:00 am

Rupert Stadler, Jürgen Stackmann, Jim Lentz.

rupert-stadler“The burden resulting from the diesel issue has not been relieved.”

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler admitted in front of the firm’s shareholders that the VW Group was still feeling the repercussions of the manipulation scandal. Nevertheless, the VW board plans to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of both the management and supervisory board for last year.
autonews.com (Audi), autonews.com (VW)

Juergen-Stackmann“What’s clear is that today we have expertise in hugely complex areas, like developing engines and gearboxes, that start-up companies will not have to worry about, because electrical powertrains require a different kind of complexity. There could be a race between the hardware and software makers to find out who emerges on top in the car industry.”

Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen’s head of sales and marketing, believes the company is well prepared to advance electric and autonomous cars, especially as the established carmakers are “well practiced” in meeting and keeping quality standards (oh, the irony).
autocar.co.uk

Jim-Lentz“Consumers, while I think they love the idea of a high-tech car that’s very green, they still want a car that acts like what they are driving today.”

Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America positions the fuel-cell-powered Mirai as a Tesla alternative. For now, however, it is missing the equivalent of a Supercharger network.
hybridcars.com

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https://www.electrive.com/2016/05/13/rupert-stadler-jurgen-stackmann-jim-lentz/
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