Tag: Barack Obama

Jan 13, 2017 - 09:14 am

Dieter Zetsche, Barack Obama, Stefan Bratzel.

Dieter-Zetsche“We are at the leading edge in this technology, but at the same time, in the last five, six, seven years, battery electric vehicles have developed much faster and further than we expected, and the advantages of fuel-cell vehicles as far as range is concerned, as far as filling time is concerned, has become much smaller.”

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is not putting a lot of faith in fuel technology. The carmaker is still planning to “launch a four-digit number of fuel-cell vehicles” next year, but not everyone can buy them. But Zetsche also admits, that all could change in ten years.

Barack-Obama“I believe the trend toward clean energy is irreversible.”

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama wrote in the journal Science that clean energy technology will continue under President Trump – whether he wants to or not. The reason is that people living in the U.S. have begun integrating the change in i.e. mobility into their own lives.
sciencemag.org via teslarati.com

Stefan-Bratzel“Over the last couple of years, German manufacturers and others have been investing very heavily in electric mobility. They are still a bit slower than Tesla but I wouldn’t underestimate their progress.”

Stefan Bratzel of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) says that if Tesla does not manage to be profitable, it could be taken over by a company that is currently still playing catch-up.

Apr 13, 2015 - 08:17 am

Electric Beast.

Green Car Reports speculates what a new limousine for the U.S. president could look like, if Tesla would provide it, silencing the current car known as “The Beast.” Who knows, maybe there will one day also be a PoTUS Hyperloop for a quick meeting on the West Coast.

Jan 22, 2015 - 09:38 am

Light duty electric vehicles market, PEV sales in the U.S.

Report tip: Navigant Research predicts that the market for light duty electric vehicles will reach 6.4 million dollars in 2023, compared to 2.7 million in 2014. The report also suggests that advancements of fuel-efficient combustion engines could threaten the hybrid market share.
puregreencars.com, navigantresearch.com

Reading tip: What about Barack Obama’s call to get one million plug-in electric vehicles on the roads by 2015? As David Shepardson reports, the U.S. haven’t even come close to that number and it could take at least four more years to hit the mark.



Jan 8, 2015 - 09:24 am

Barack Obama, Chetan Maini, Dieter Zetsche.

Barack-Obama“I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy.”

U.S. president Barack Obama is warning his fellow Americans to get overly excited about the currently low oil prices. He recommends to buy smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles.

Chetan-Maini“India as a market has a huge potential for EVs. Various factors such as incessant stop-go traffic, long distance travel, fuel prices, and effects on health, noise & air pollution, stressful driving due to jammed roads make EVs a viable option in India.”

Chetan Maini, CEO of Mahindra Reva, believes that electric cars could solve many of India’s transport problems. However, potential customers perceive EVs to be too expensive while infrastructure and comprehensive policies remain scarce.

Dieter-Zetsche“Selling these shares had nothing but financial considerations. We bought low and sold high, which is typically a good thing.”

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche quietens speculations that the relationship with Tesla has gained a competitive edge. Zetsche continued by emphasising the “good relationship” with Tesla, which is supplying the entire drivetrain system for the B-class ED.

Feb 20, 2014 - 09:47 am

Dongfeng, PSA, Fisker, Barack Obama, Via Motors, Saleen, BYD.

Saving PSA: Both, Chinese Dongfeng and the French government will inject 800 million euros (1.1b dollars) into the PSA corporation and get 14% shares each. Apart from this capital increase, the companies also vowed to strengthen their industrial partnership while Carlos Tavares, former Renault executive, is taking over as CEO.
greencarcongress.com, automotive-business-review.com

Fisker deal finalised: Judge Kevin Gross at Delaware bankruptcy court has approved the sale of Fisker to Wanxiang America for 149.2 million dollars. The company wants to restart production asap and expects to sell about 1,000 Karmas in the next 18 months.
thegreencarwebsite.co.uk, greenpowertrain.automotive-business-review.com

Fuel efficiency standards: U.S. President Barack Obama has announced plans to further increase fuel economy standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. As the private sector is expected to introduce things like hybrid systems and aerodynamic designs, the Obama administration continues to work on its ‘SuperTruck’ program.

New Chair of Via Motors: The company has made board member Bob Lutz its new Chairman. Lutz, former GM manager also known as the father of the Chevy Volt, is replacing Carl Berg who will remain Via Motor’s largest shareholder.

Saleen teams up with AC Propulsion: The tuning specialist is adding the electric car specialist to its design team to work on a new electric sports car. AC Propulsion has provided technology to Tesla in the past for developing the Roadster and will now take care of the motor and batteries of Saleen’s upcoming model.

BYD’s domestic sales: Last year the carmaker sold 1,544 units of its electric e6 and 142 Qin plug-in hybrids. Numbers for the Qin are low because it was only launched in December. January already saw stronger sales of 637. BYD hopes to sell 2,000 units a month.

Found on electrive.com
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