Tag: George Crabtree

Jul 24, 2015 - 09:06 am

Philipp Schröder, George Crabtree, Andy Bovensiepen.

Philipp-Schroeder“It is difficult to catch up with us. Tesla’s experience cannot be reproduced in a lab. Today, its not the big who eat the small, but the fast who eat the slow.”

Philipp Schröder, head of Tesla Germany, is certain that the upcoming Model X and Model 3 will be a success, especially as technology improves.
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George-Crabtree“If you really want electric cars to compete with gasoline, you’re going to need the next generation of batteries.”

The words of George Crabtree from the Argonne National Laboratory need little explaining. Lithium-ion batteries are still subject to many technical or chemical issues that researchers aim to solve in the near future.

anonym“Hybrid technology is advancing quickly. We’re now seeing what I’d call ‘second-generation’ hybrids and EVs, like the BMW i8, and it’s becoming more interesting.”

Alpina CEO Andy Bovensiepen says that hybrids could soon be a topic worth looking into. Until now, the technology had not been good enough to be interesting for small carmakers.

Nov 26, 2014 - 09:18 am

Elon Musk, Toshiyuki Shiga, George Crabtree.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“I had thought the big car companies would be coming out with electric cars sooner. Crazy thing is, it’s now seven years since we unveiled the Roadster, and yet there’s still not a single car for sale without a Tesla badge that has a 250 mile range. That’s mind blowing.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk here shows astonishment on the established carmakers persistence on combustion engines and goes on thinking about expanding Tesla production to take away marketshare and thus raise the pressure.

Toshiyuki-Shiga“At the moment we are showing quite good results for the electric vehicle sales. We have a quite optimistic view for the future of EV expansion.”

Especially so as the Chinese government is pushing for EVs, according to Nissan’s Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga. The company is now looking into aiming its EVs at young Chinese customers but will not “rush” into the fuel cell market.

George-Crabtree“There’s a real opportunity for next-generation storage. You have to make a big step forward. Lithium-ion will not be able to make that step. … You need a big program and a group effort to make it happen.”

George Crabtree, head of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at the Argonne National Laboratory is calling for a concerted effort. His centre already works with Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Sandia National Laboratories, and other universities and companies.

Jul 8, 2014 - 08:29 am

Dale Vince, Mitsuhisa Kato, George Crabtree.

Dale-Vince“It’s a very strange situation we’ve got ourselves in – we should all be on the same side. We’ve done a lot of work with the electric highway; they’ve done a lot of work with their electric car. We should get on.”

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince on his difficulties with Tesla over the (Super-) charger infrastructure in Great Britain.

Mitsuhisa-Kato“The cruising distance is so short for EVs, and the charging time is so long. At the current level of technology, somebody needs to invent a Nobel Prize-winning type battery.”

This is Toyota VP Mitsuhisa Kato championing hybrids but even more fuel cell technology as the real alternative to gasoline-powered cars.

anonym“We are putting together the three components of the battery, the anode, the electrolyte, and the cathode, in ways that have never been done before.”

George Crabtree, director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne, on the revolutionary or innovative power his laboratory has set out to unfold.


Found on electrive.com
24.07.2015 09:04