Eric Feunteun, Mary Nichols, Chung Ho-Young.
“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.
“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.
“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.