Tag: Donald Sadoway

Jul 27, 2015 - 08:40 am

Harald Wester, Donald Sadoway.

Harald-Wester“What the hell do you want with 400 kilos of battery driving around? No.”

For Harald Wester, Chief Technology officer at Fiat Chrysler and head of the Maserati and Alfa Romeo brands, hybrids are the intermediate solution. In the long run, he sees fuel cell technology as the way to go and would skip the battery electric drive outright.

Donald-Sadoway“Development (of lithium-ion batteries) is not going to be significant enough to change the price performance ratio for it to have an impact on auto sales predictions. These numbers are so low because it will still make more sense to have an internal combustion engine in 2025 using fossil fuel.”

Professor Donald Sadoway from the MIT thinks that it will need technologies beyond lithium that will lead to a significant breakthrough of electric cars. But there is not enough money to support universities in doing this “radical research.”

Jun 8, 2015 - 08:07 am

Volker Blandow, Donald Sadoway.

Volker-Blandow“For Tesla, this engagement leads to economies of scale on multiple levels. Furthermore, the cell technology used by Tesla is among the technologies most cheaply to produce.”

Volker Blandow, head of the e-mobility division at TÜV Süd, expects Tesla to reap rewards from its Gigafactory while bringing down battery prices considerably.
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Donald-Sadoway“There’s only two kinds of lithium-ion batteries: those that have caught fire and those that will catch fire.”

Donald Sadoway, Professor at the MIT and founder of the battery start-up Ambri, is no fan of lithium-ion batteries and thinks the battery industry is to be mistrusted. His company is working on a liquid-metal battery to be used for stationary storage.

Dec 8, 2014 - 09:57 am

Elon Musk, Robert Carter, Donald Sadoway.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“We had informal talks about many things, but at no point in time we said that there will be a cooperation.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk played down speculations regarding a possible tie-up with BMW, saying the recent talks between the two companies were informal.

Robert-Carter“We look back now and say the Prius changed the industry. I think we’re going to be looking back and saying Mirai changed it all.”

Robert Carter, head of automotive operations at Toyota USA, is confident that the company’s new fuel cell car will have a definite impact on the automotive industry.

Donald-Sadoway“This is a dead end technology and the manufacturers are foolishly wasting their time.”

Donald Sadoway, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the MIT, has a very clear opinion when it comes to fuel cell technology. His main concern is the production and especially transport of hydrogen, since it requires a whole different infrastructure.


Found on electrive.com
27.07.2015 08:09