Jul 11, 2016 - 08:57 am

Thomas Weber, Richard Branson, David Martell.

thomas-weber“Today the S-Class has an electric range of some 30 kilometres. Next year, as part of the facelift, we will attain a range of 50 kilometres for the first time. We are anticipating further leaps in range by the year 2020 thanks to the continued evolution of lithium-ion batteries.”

Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management at Daimler AG, says they will be electrifying all Mercedes-Benz model series and that hybrids will also have a bright future at the company. The manufacturer will be putting ten plug-in hybrids on the road by 2017.
mercedes-benz.com

Richard-Branson“Fifteen years from now, I suspect every car on the road will be electric.”

Virgin boss Richard Branson believes that not only will the Formula E take over Formula 1, but that EVs will take over the car market.
youtube.com via cnn.com

David-Martell“Chargemaster regards existing standards and regulations as adequate and the planned enforcement of new laws through AFID is unconstructive and likely to interfere with the deployment of public charging infrastructure.”

We quoted David Martell, head of Chargemaster, saying he hoped that with Brexit, the UK may no longer have to follow an EU directive and add CCS to new charging stations. He would like to add that the company’s chargers already feature all standards and that he is in favour of standardisation – but that restrictions imposed by the Alternative Fuel Directive could do more harm than good.
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https://www.electrive.com/2016/07/11/thomas-weber-richard-branson-david-martell/
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