“This is a challenge but also an opportunity because we will quickly gain large volumes and gain sufficient scale to make electro-mobility cost effective enough so that it will also be a success in Germany and the United States.”
Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess said VW will invest in locally developed EV technology as he is convinced, “China will become the leading market for electromobility.”
“We’re not concerned about technology transfer.”
Diess’ colleague Hubertus Troska, Daimler’s board member responsible for China, tried to make an equally brave stance as well in Mercedes’ bid to keep a foot in the market by holding on to local partners.
autonews.com (both Diess & Troska)
“Maybe with hypercars, we will first have the step of going to hybrid version, different kind of hybrid versions, but then I think the final step for everybody is going 100 percent electric.”
Monika Mikac, COO of Rimac Automobili, has no doubts about the future of hypercars. For the Croatian it is the present already obviously as Rimac displays the fully electric Concept One in New York.