Jeff Williams, Andy Palmer, Ali Al-Naimi.
“The car is the ultimate mobile device, isn’t it?”
Remarks Apple Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams. Intended as a punt or not, it appears that Apple is now openly feeding rumours surrounding the iCar, which seems to be still under evaluation.
“Power, Beauty, Soul doesn’t say it has to be a gasoline engine. It just needs to be really powerful, beautiful and set your heart on fire.”
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer invokes the appeal any well-designed car can have, no matter its power source. He himself still believes electric is the way to go.
“In Saudi Arabia, we recognize that eventually, one of these days, we’re not going to need fossil fuels. I don’t know when – 2040, 2050 or thereafter. So we have embarked on a program to develop solar energy. Hopefully, one of these days, instead of exporting fossil fuels, we will be exporting gigawatts of electric power.”
Saudi Arabia’s minister for oil Ali Al-Naimi proves hindsight here as he puts his country on course for an age without or little oil.