Tag: Eric Feunteun

Oct 20, 2016 - 08:25 am

Eric Feunteun, Mary Nichols, Chung Ho-Young.

Eric-Feunteun“Longer range is a bigger challenge and Renault is about affordable technology – therefore we have to find the right balance between the size of battery and the price.”

Eric Feunteun, Renault’s global EV programme director, thus targets the biggest market share in Europe first, those 75% that drive less than 31 miles a day according to Feunteun. Yet, Zoe’s range will double by next month.

Mary-D-Nichols“If anything, I think it will move further and faster, not move in the other direction.”

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols on the golden state’s ZEV mandate, which she plans to uphold if not expand.

anonym“We forecast our EV battery sales that are expected to reach 1.2 trillion won ($1.1 billion) this year will grow by between 30 percent and 60 percent next year.”

Chung Ho-Young, president and chief financial officer of LG Chem, is optimistic yet not very definitive in his projections. He also expects the company’s EV battery production cost to be cut up to 40 percent by 2020.

Mar 7, 2016 - 09:24 am

Eric Feunteun, Klaus Froehlich, Carlos Ghosn.

Eric-Feunteun“If you ask somebody if they want a larger range the answer is, of course, yes. Then when you move from emotion to facts, and you have a choice between 100 and 200 miles, and the cars with difference prices, the reaction becomes more rational.”

Eric Feunteun, Head of Renault Electric Vehicles, says the French carmaker is looking to follow Tesla’s and Nissan’s example and offer its EVs with different battery sizes.

Klaus-Froehlich“Going forward we will sell electric drivetrains. We see many smaller manufacturers who cannot afford to develop a plug-in hybrid.”

BMW R&D chief Klaus Froehlich explains that the manufacturer will begin licencing out its technology, as it shifts its focus from hard- to software and as horsepower is becoming less important than the intelligence of a vehicle.

Carlos-Ghosn“If you don’t have charging stations everywhere, you cannot have a mass-market product.”

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says that while the autonomy of electric cars has to increase to appeal to consumers, charging infrastructure needs to be developed further to counter range anxiety.

Dec 8, 2015 - 09:25 am

Rupert Stadler, Eric Feunteun, Zhou Zhengyu.

rupert-stadler“We foresee more BEVs because the charging infrastructure will grow significantly in the next three to four years. The battery technology is improving substantially, and the cost per kilowatt is coming down to a level where it makes sense to push [for BEVs], at least in the premium sector.”

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says the VW subsidiary will stick to its course and continue to focus more on the premium business segment. That includes introducing a battery-powered SUV by 2018.

Eric-Feunteun“We expect to double electric vehicle range by 2020.”

Eric Feunteun, EV Programme Director at Renault, says that range anxiety will soon be off the table for most drivers and then there will be no more excuse not to drive electric. He sees electrification of the transport sector as key to curbing climate change.

Zhou-Zhengyu“We are looking into the possibility of a congestion fee in certain areas.”

Beijing transport commission director Zhou Zhengyu hints that the Chinese capital could follow in the footsteps of i.e. London, charging for the use of the city’s roads. The goal is to reduce traffic and therefore congestion and smog.


Found on electrive.com
20.10.2016 08:01