Tag: Brett Smith

May 29, 2017 - 08:32 am

Virginie Maillard, Brett Smith.

Virginie-Maillard“We have demonstrated that it is feasible, that it is realistic, and it is concrete. Now we have to work on how to partner and deploy this idea at the global level.”

Virginie Maillard, Renault’s head of research and strategy, sees high potential in the recently demonstrated wireless charging system Halo by Qualcomm, which powers electric cars in motion.

Brett-Smith-CAR“Realistically, the electrification of vehicles is almost entirely built around lithium-ion electric in the next five to seven years.”

Brett Smith of the Centre for Automotive Research considers the improvements in battery tech over the last years impressive, but is still sceptical that EVs will replace ICEs without a “revolution” in battery technology.

May 22, 2015 - 08:09 am

Brett Smith, Joe Ben Bevirt.

Brett-Smith-CAR“This got going in the summer of 2008 when gasoline was 5 dollars a gallons in California. The world expected gasoline prices to go up and up and up and technology to solve it. Two of those things didn’t happen.”

Brett Smith, programme director for sustainability at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, explains why he thinks the U.S. government is far from reaching its EV ambition of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road already this year.

Joe-Ben-Bevirt“I would like to propose to you that electric-propulsion will change aviation far more radically than anything we’ve seen in aviation before.”

Joe Ben Bevirt, founder of Joby Aviation, wants flying to become as common as taking the train or the bus. Something he says will become a reality when airplanes are powered by electric motors.

Found on electrive.com
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