Elon Musk, Trevor Milton, Guy McAree.
“The world does not lack for automotive companies. The world lacks for sustainable energy companies.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sees the carmaker’s takeover of SolarCity as an opportunity to set up a more holistic company. The merger had apparently been under discussion for years.
“We believe we will pass the current market leaders like Daimler, PACCAR, Volvo and Navistar in sales orders within the next 12-24 months.”
Trevor Milton, CEO and founder of Nikola Motor Company, says the manufacturer plans to do the truck industry what Tesla did to cars. Some 7,000 chargeable pre-orders for the Nikola One have already been placed, even though the truck has never been shown in real life.
“Today a fuel cell bus in North America or Europe is getting closer to the price of a diesel hybrid, which would be the next most advantageous technology from a pollution reduction perspective.”
Guy McAree, Director of Investor Relations at Ballard Power Systems, is certain that falling prices, growing efficiency and longer lifespans will help customers choose fuel cells over other alternatives.