Dieter Zetsche, Kathy Beslic, Lutz Stiegler.

Dieter-Zetsche“It would be outrageous to predict a year, where the tipping point happens and an EV will be a similar price to a combustion engine, but we believe it’s in the next decade.”

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche with his prediction of price parity between gas guzzlers and electric vehicles. Not so outrageous after all.

Kathy-Beslic“We’re proud to come to market first.”

Says Kathy Beslic, marketing manager for the Chevrolet Bolt, who otherwise refused to comment on Tesla’s Model 3. So far, the Bolt EV is available in California and Oregon.

Lutz-Stiegler“Building a hybrid V90 Cross Country is feasible. If there is enough demand from customers we will do it.”

Lutz Stiegler, Volvo’s director of powertrain engineering, exhibits willingness to follow consumers’ wishes for electrification no matter the segment. Volvo does rule out diesel-electric hybrids though.


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