Elon Musk, Byung Ki Ah, Andrew Speaker.
“The Model S and the X are always going to be our technology leader.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk admits that he might have been a bit over-zealous when fitting the Model X with all sorts of cool technology features, instead of adding them gradually to future versions. But at least no other model can knock those two off their throne.
“We don’t make any money selling a FCEV but we get a lot of credits for the future.”
Byung Ki Ahn, director of the eco-vehicle performance group at Hyundai, says the carmaker may not sell many fuel cell cars (also due to missing infrastructure), but Zero Emission Credits have a monetary value of 5,000 dollars in the U.S. And for each Tuscon FCV sold, Hyundai gets 26 credits that it can trade.
“We aren’t seeing rapid growth in EV sales, but we are seeing more EV players in the market and the more interest there is in EVs, the more it will help.”
Andrew Speaker, director EV sales for Nissan, explains that while sales of the Nissan Leaf may be down in the U.S., there is a growing interest in electrification – from the manufacturer and the buyer. And that will play into their strategy in the long run.
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