Oct 16, 2017 - 08:41 am

Wang Chuanfu, Dieter Zetsche.

“From BYD’s point of view, the biggest challenge is battery capacity. Our Iron Phosphate battery plant, the largest in the world, has annual capacity of 10GWh, yet still cannot meet the booming demand.”

Asked about the current challenges for the uptake of electric buses, Wang Chuanfu, President and Chairman of BYD, mentions first of all battery capacity. Apart from that, the barriers would not be as high as one might think, he adds.

“I respect what Elon Musk is doing and his approach. He went to the other end, to luxury, and made electric car driving more desirable. At the same time, we have sold electric cars 12 years ago, long before him, but did not come up with a really-convincing car.”

Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche has a clear idea of why Tesla succeeds with its strategy while his company had to deal with setbacks when it comes to electrification. However, with the upcoming EV line-up, Zetsche is sure to make Daimler as attractive to EV buyers as Tesla.


Found on electrive.com
16.10.2017 08:38