Tag: Alex Gruzen

Jun 9, 2015 - 07:52 am

Erik Jonnaert, Alex Gruzen.

Erik-Jonnaert-ACEA“Governments across Europe will need to increase their support if we are to see a significant increase in sales [of electric vehicles], both in terms of helping to build the charging infrastructure necessary and in influencing consumer choices.”

ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert is crying out to governments for help as new negotiations on carbon emission targets set by the European Union are to take place. To reach those goals, electric cars as well as hybrids will become essential.

Alex-Gruzen“It’s like the opera singer hitting a note and shattering a glass. When you think about it, she’s moving energy over distance.”

This is WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen talking about the very same inductive charging his company offers. Honda is already using WiTricity’s wireless charging technology with a Fit EV at a demonstration project in Japan.

Jun 1, 2015 - 08:24 am

Thomas Bartman, Alex Gruzen.

Thomas-Bartman“Despite glowing media reports, Tesla is not disruptive, and it will have trouble scaling as it seeks to grow.”

Thomas Bartman, who studies disruptive innovation at a Harvard Business School think tank, has troubles granting Tesla the honour of being a disruptor. He believes that true innovation and sales lie in golf-cart-like electric vehicles as well as small electric delivery vans.
hbr.org, gizmodo.com

Alex-Gruzen“I’ll have it in my kitchen counter, my bedside table, probably my coffee table. And throughout my day, I’ll be casually topping off my devices with this quick ‘energy snacking.’ The same thing will happen in the automotive space, because when you park, it’ll just charge, and you won’t be thinking about it.”

Inductive charging will be everywhere if the future works out WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen’s favour. While Toyota has invested into the MIT spin-off, so far no concrete plans or real-life big scale applications of the technology have been rolled out.

Found on electrive.com
09.06.2015 07:59