Tag: Gareth Dunsmore

Jul 12, 2017 - 08:00 am

Gareth Dunsmore, Stephan Winkelmann.

Gareth-Dunsmore“By 2020, where the market conditions are right, I’m confident we’ll be selling up to 20 percent of our volume as zero emissions vehicles and this will only grow.”

Says Gareth Dunsmore, EV Director for Nissan Europe and welcomes France’s commitment to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040.

Stephan-Winkelmann“Today, what we know is that the first shot has to hit the target.”

Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann confirms that the company’s engineers are working on all-electric RS models that could hit the road from 2020.

Oct 10, 2016 - 07:37 am

Roberto Fedeli, Gareth Dunsmore, Michael Steiner.

Roberto-Fedeli“A Tesla fighter probably is not a good idea […] We will be last with a production EV, and we have to arrive to the market with something different. Very different. ”

Maserati engineering boss Roberto Fedeli confirmed rumours that there will be an electric Maserati “before 2020.” Refreshingly enough, it’s not supposed to be a Tesla-fighter. What form it will take instead, remains to be seen.

Gareth-Dunsmore“We know customers think more positively about Nissan because we make electric vehicles, and that’s really important, regardless of whether they take the final step and purchase them.”

Nissan Europe EV boss Gareth Dunsmore says the recent diesel-scandal and rising levels of air pollution are playing into the carmaker’s hands. It has definitely peeked people’s interest in electric mobility.

Michael-Steiner“We will do one more hybrid version of the Panamera, and this will be more in the direction of a high performance derivative.”

Michael Steiner, Porsche executive board member for research and development, here confirms a second hybrid variant of the Porsche Panamera – a more performance focused model than the 4 E-Hybrid.

Aug 19, 2016 - 08:15 am

Ryan Popple, Gareth Dunsmore, Mate Rimac.

Ryan-Popple“There will also be environmental and social justice pressures. How do you deploy 25 zero-emission buses in one part of the city, and then continue to emit diesel fumes on all the other bus routes? There is a fairness aspect to that.”

Proterra CEO Ryan Popple shares his experiences in the electric bus market. He believes it will grow ever stronger once the “electric adoption rate gets closer to around 20% of the fleets.” Already, demand has led to an 18 month order backlog.

Gareth-Dunsmore“Countries that start and stop [incentives] don’t move forward. It’s not the amount of money, but the message that turns people’s heads. It’s to show there are different options.”

And the Nissan BladeGlider is one of them, says Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles for Nissan Europe. While being a concept car that will most likely not make it into production, it is surely designed to turn heads and to move people’s minds.

Mate-Rimac“What the local workforce lacks in industry experience is made up by their enthusiasm and drive.”

Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac on building luxury cars in Croatia. As Rimac manufactures almost every component on-site, the team grew together as a “family.”


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Jun 22, 2016 - 08:51 am

Matthias Müller, Gareth Dunsmore.

Matthias-Mueller“The Volkswagen Group has made it its mission to become a mobility provider with a full range of products. That includes carsharing models and a variety of new electric cars, as well as the Bugatti high-performance sports car you mentioned. And who knows, perhaps the next version of the Chiron will be an electric car.”

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller explained in an interview with German Handelsblatt that the manufacturer is looking to clean up its act and venture into new business models in the mobility sector, as well as bet more on electrification.

Gareth-Dunsmore“Having Tesla, the visibility for the technology is a massive benefit.”

Gareth Dunsmore, director of the Nissan’s zero-emission business unit, says that while the Japanese was one of the first to bet on electric cars, growing visibility with the public and across the world has helped their cause to push the technology.

Jun 21, 2016 - 09:03 am

Sergio Marchionne, Gareth Dunsmore, Jay Leno.

Sergio-Marchionne“I’m not as convinced as some others are about the fact that electrification is the solution for all of man’s ills. We need to experiment as we are doing now with connected cars and mobility as electrification is one of the potential answers.”

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne might still not seem very enthusiastic about giving electric mobility a shot, but at least he no longer shuns the possibility. The carmaker is looking to launch a small electric city car followed by an electric Maserati in Europe.

Gareth-Dunsmore“We’re leaders in crossovers and a leader with Leaf and we will combine those two in the future.”

Nissan’s European EV Director Gareth Dunsmore says the manufacturer is looking to build all its cars on a platform fit for electric drivetrains from the beginning, meaning new versions of today’s models could be electrified.

Jay-Leno“I’ve got a Model S P90D, it’s a fantastic car. I don’t understand why people attack this car. It is made in America, by Americans. It is built local. You know we are becoming like the British — we like noble failures more than we reward success. I don’t know why that is.”

Jay Leno, host of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” is one of the biggest car collectors. He owns no less than 286 vehicles, including a Tesla, which he defends against critics. Especially since media seems to focus more on failures than success.

May 31, 2016 - 09:17 am

Gareth Dunsmore, Bertrand Fleurose, John Mendel.

Gareth-Dunsmore“The tipping point is starting to happen, and it’s going to happen city by city, country by country.”

Nissan’s European EV boss Gareth Dunsmore believes that by 2020, electric cars will make up as much as 20 percent of sales in some markets – if conditions are right.

Bertrand-Fleurose“We expect to have thousands of users to use our service in 2016, for tens of thousands of rides per day.”

Bertrand Fleurose, CEO of the electric scooter sharing scheme Cityscoot in Paris, is certain that his business idea will take off. Those who have ever been to the city of lights know, there are scooters everywhere (and they are perfect for small streets). So why wouldn’t a shared model catch on?

John-Mendel“Globally we’re committed to offering a plug-in variant on our major core models in the future.”

There is not much to add to what John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co, is saying. Except that it goes to again show that the Japanese continue betting on PHEVs as transitional technologies.


Oct 19, 2015 - 07:57 am

Matthias Mueller, Gareth Dunsmore, Shunsuke Fushiki.

Matthias-Mueller“Our competitors are waiting for us to fall behind technologically, because we are spending all our time focusing on ourselves. But we aren’t going to do them that favour.”

VW’s new CEO Matthias Mueller says the company will be able to recover from the emissions scandal and sees “a good chance of shining again in two to three years.”

Gareth-Dunsmore“We can’t build an electric GT-R today. But do I want to? I’d love to.”

Nissan’s European EV Director Gareth Dunsmore hints that a future GT-R could also go completely electric, saying that he “can’t see a technical reason why we wouldn’t be able to implement electric vehicle technology in something like a performance vehicle.”

anonym“For a long time our dream has been to catch up with the diesel efficiency. We’ve been successful in achieving this.”

Shunsuke Fushiki, a Toyota engineer for hybrid vehicles, refers to the new Prius engine which has a thermal efficiency of more than 40 percent, a key to fuel economy and on par or better than diesel engines.

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