Mary Barra, Dieter Zetsche, Nissan.
“Launching the Chevrolet Bolt EV, getting that into the marketplace and seeing customers’ reactions is one way we can capitalize on our battery cell technology.”
General Motors CEO Mary Barra explains the company’s move to invest in Lyft and Cruise Automation as a long-term way to profit from new technologies.
“It is very important to get the right timing. As a tendency, and as a trend, we have become more bullish in that regard.”
Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche explains the company’s newest plans regarding their accelerated development of premium electric cars. Though Zetsche would not reveal details, the company may be taking aim at rivals Tesla and Audi.
“It is now fair to say that charger availability has reached critical mass in Japan.”
A statement from Nissan indicates that Japan’s charging infrastructure has reached a level where EV drivers don’t have trouble finding a plug. Some 6,200 chargers are said to be available at some 7,000 locations nationwide, including 60% of the world’s quick chargers.