Tag: Hiroto Saikawa

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:29 pm

Nissan questions Renault alliance after Ghosn scandal

Following the arrest of top executive Carlos Ghosn, Nissan wants to put the alliance with Renault to the test. Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa hinted as much when calling the business “not equal”. Still, Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi are prepared to meet and the French state wants its say as well.

Nov 8, 2016 - 09:52 am

Hiroto Saikawa, Jia Yueting, Andy Palmer.

Hiroto-Saikawa“From 2020 to 2025, we foresee an age of electrification. No carmaker will avoid EVs. Toyota does what we assumed it will be doing. Whether you have EVs or not will no longer be competitive argument.”

Nissan’s Chief Competitive Officer Hiroto Saikawa comments on Toyota’s entry into the EV market and called it a “a natural consequence.”

Jia-Yueting“We are starting to see signs of big company disease, such as low individual performance and organisational redundancies.”

This is from a letter that Jia Yueting, CEO of LeEco, wrote to his staff. He announced cost cuts. Investors had feared that the company was spreading too thin before.

Andy-Palmer-Nissan“There is a space clearly above Tesla that today nobody exists in.”

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer again positions the RapideE scheduled for 2017/18 in the luxury segment but also said that “all cars will be EV” in the long run.

Oct 26, 2015 - 09:11 am

Hiroto Saikawa, Peter Mertens, Tesla.

Hiroto-Saikawa“The fuel consumption targets will become very stringent, and that will kick in at around 2019/2020, especially in the United States. Suddenly there will be surge of demand.”

Nissan Corporate Officer Hiroto Saikawa takes tightening emission regulations as a fact and good news for EV demand. The Japanese firm expects electric car sales to make five percent of its total sales around 2020 and ten percent shortly after. If hybrids are counted in, a 50 percent share is expected to be possible.

Peter-Mertens“We have come to a point where the cost versus benefit calculation for electrification is now almost positive. Battery technology has improved, costs are going down, and public acceptance of electrification is no longer a question.”

Dr Peter Mertens, Senior VP for R&D at Volvo, has a similarly positive outlook on electrification as Nissan but predominantly claims technological advances rather than tighter regulations. The first fully electric Volvo is reportedly scheduled for 2019.

Tesla“The driver cannot abdicate responsibility for driving.”

Hands-off – not, is Tesla’s reaction to a video that shows a Model S coming dangerously close to move into oncoming traffic. Autopilot apparently does not yet mean handless and headless driving.
bbc.co.uk, youtube.com



Found on electrive.com
26.11.2018 12:50