Tag: Chetan Maini

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.

Jul 7, 2014 - 08:19 am

Martin Winterkorn, Chetan Maini.

martin-winterkorn“We will not back down.”

VW head Martin Winterkorn does not see his competitors such as Tesla or Google as a threat. Au contraire, since it is them who will have to play catch-up with VW’s experience and know-how.
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Chetan-Maini“To me the question should be why can’t every vehicle be electrical?”

Chetan Maini, CEO of Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicle, wants to create a cultural shift. For him, islands are the perfect place for electric vehicles and he could see Bermuda as leading the way in going 100 percent electric.

Jun 30, 2014 - 08:21 am

Rupert Stadler, Chetan Maini.

rupert-stadler“Plug-in hybrids could account for 10 percent to 20 percent, even 40 percent of the 2 million units we plan to build annually by 2020. It will be our customers who decide, and we are ready to satisfy their demand.”

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is ready to not only offer the A3 e-tron globally but also to hybridise other models if demand is there. The first would be the Q7, followed by a longer version of the A6 for the Chinese market as well as the A8.

Chetan-Maini“The best solutions can come from sharing especially for an industry which is still in a niche segment.”

Chetan Maini, founder and CEO of Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, shares Tesla’s open source approach, essentially. Mahindra Reva too is ready to share its low cost fast-charging station solutions with other players, Maini said.


Jun 26, 2014 - 08:24 am

Diarmuid O’Connell, Chetan Maini.

Diarmuid-O-Connell“We’re in the process of developing our first location.”

Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s VP of Corporate Development, when asked about battery swapping. The plans might have been delayed but are still said to go ahead maybe already in the third quarter of this year.

Chetan-Maini“As a philosophy, I do believe it’s going to make people rethink on IP and technology sharing.”

Chetan Maini, CEO of Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, on Tesla’s free patent policy. Mahindra is currently looking into applicability of Tesla technology in its own offerings.

Found on electrive.com
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