Christian Senger, Emily Castor, David Schatz.
“E-mobility must offer an emotional attraction. We want to wipe out all the reasons not to buy an electric vehicle.”
Christian Senger, VW’s electric vehicle chief, says the carmaker plans for sportier and more conventional electric cars in the future, so that it can offer the right fit for everyone. The I.D. will mark the beginning and come with different sized batteries.
“Drivers on the Lyft platform will be receiving Bolts to drive first.”
Emily Castor, Lyft’s director of transportation, confirmed that the first Chevy Bolt to roam the streets will be delivered to the ridesharing service, in which parent company GM invested 500m dollars earlier this year.
“Every carmaker, and I say that meaning every carmaker, has an active programme at some stage of maturity to introduce vehicles with wireless charging. Other carmakers include Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Ford, just to name a few.”
David Schatz, vice president of sales and business development at WiTricity, believes that many carmakers will offer inductive charging for their EVs with the 2020 model year. BMW is even planning on 2017.