Rupert Stadler, Elon Musk, Bill Wallace.
“That’s our response to the diesel issue.”
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says that the German carmaker has its electric SUV in the pipeline for 2018 and plans to have more EVs follow suit in an attempt to win back customers’ faith.
“Consumer Reports reliability survey includes a lot of early production cars. Already addressed in new cars.”
Elon Musk appears unfazed by the loss of the “recommended” status for Tesla Model S. While Consumer Report indeed said that some issues are down to ageing, it also claimed increased problems in 2015 models.
forbes.com, consumerreports.org (report)
“Of the more than 23 million cells that have been produced for the first-generation Chevrolet Volt, we have seen less than two problems per million cells produced.”
Bill Wallace, Director of Global Battery Systems for GM, proudly points to the reliability of the Volt power pack. No wonder, GM wishes to tighten cooperation with its long term partner LG Chem (we reported yesterday).