Tag: Bertrand Piccard

Dec 12, 2016 - 09:32 am

Erik Jonnaert, Canada, Bertrand Piccard.

Erik-Jonnaert-ACEA“This regulatory uncertainty simply leaves too little time for manufacturers to make the necessary changes to the design of vehicles, engines, exhaust systems and assembly lines.”

Surprise, surprise. ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert wants to push back higher emissions testing standards for the European automobile industry. He makes it seem as though these measures came out of the blue and that carmakers had no time to prepare in the past. Maybe they were too busy developing cheating software?

Justin-Trudeau“The federal government, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, will be making historic investments in green infrastructure, public transit, and clean technology and innovation.”

It’s not a very concrete commitment in terms of numbers, but it’s in black and white. In a joint statement, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the provinces First Ministers announced that they will invest in more charging stations to increase the number of EVs on the road.

Bertrand-Piccard“Formula E is for car racing, what Solar Impulse is for aviation.”

Bertrand Piccard, pilot of the Solar Impulse 2, says the racing series is showing off what electric driving technology can already due today, as well as making it more interesting to the general public.

Jul 28, 2016 - 08:18 am

Wolfgang Bernhard, Elon Musk, Bertrand Piccard.

Wolfgang-Bernhard“Nowadays costs, performance and charging times develop further so rapidly that now there is a trend reversal in the distribution sector: the time is ripe for the electric truck.”

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses at the Board of Management, said at the presentation of Daimler’s Urban eTruck that the manufacturer wants to work on electric driving “as systematically” as they are working on self- and connected driving technologies.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“Obviously long term it’s going to make sense to have a Gigafactory in Europe, one in China and probably one in India.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk allowed journalists a first peak behind the scenes at the Gigafactory yesterday and used to occasion to announce other possible battery production sites across the globe.

Bertrand-Piccard“This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it’s before all a first in the history of energy. I’m sure that within 10 years we’ll see electric airplanes transporting 50 passengers on short to medium haul flights.”

Bertrand Piccard, pilot of the Solar Impulse 2, said that the technology used to fly around the world emission free should not only be implemented above the clouds, but also on the ground to reduce it emissions. The Solar Impulse teams has more than proven that it works.

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:04 am

Bertrand Piccard, Thomas Goettle.

Bertrand-Piccard“To be very honest, I don’t care so much about the airplane industry. My goal on this project is to bring these technologies and the spirit of innovation to the world on the ground.”

Bertrand Piccard, who is currently flying the ‘Solar Impulse’ around the world here proves himself to be a true pioneer with a cause.

anonym“Our analysis shows that all car makers need to maintain a real focus on meeting their targets. They should be looking to reduce vehicle weights, developing more efficient or alternative powertrains and engines, as well as securing a bigger share of smaller, hybrid and electric vehicles in their fleet.”

Thomas Goettle, automotive expert at PA Consulting Group, that has just issued a report stating the European carmakers will struggle to meet EU emission targets and possibly face fines due to failure to comply.



Found on electrive.com
12.12.2016 09:07