Tag: Ian Wright

Aug 8, 2016 - 08:05 am

Elon Musk, Andy Palmer, Ian Wright.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“The California Air Resources Board is being incredibly weak in its application of ZEV credits. The standards are pathetically low. They need to be increased.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is rather enraged and even calling on CARB “to be ashamed of themselves.” His words come at a time when CARB is reviewing regulation and is in danger to give in to lobbying pressure by conventional carmakers.

Andy-Palmer-Nissan“EVs are our compensation for V12s.”

Says Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer. Question is if they can build enough EV to make up for all that upcoming supercars the British have scheduled?!

Ian-Wright“Within five years you’ll only have electric garbage trucks. Nobody will buy a diesel engine garbage truck.”

Ian Wright, formerly Tesla and founder of Wrightspeed today, gives a bright outlook for a future when garbage collection will finally be silent. Still, the company’s trucks use a natural gas turbine to recharge the batteries on board.

Aug 28, 2015 - 08:26 am

Ian Wright, Lucas di Grassi.

Ian-Wright“The interest we get is straight out, ‘Yeah. This will save money. And by the way, it will solve our emissions compliance problems. And also, by the way, we think our customers will like that they don’t make noise.’ If you ask people when their garbage is collected, they can usually tell you because it wakes them up.”

Ian Wright helped bring electric cars to market when he co-founded Tesla Motors a decade ago and is now electrifying trash trucks with his new company Wrightspeed, saying that “we’ve got a hell of a good start.”

Lucas-di-Grassi“Although some cars have different gears and drivetrains I’m expecting the season to be very close.”

Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi does not believe that there will be just one car that will dominate the second season of the all-electric race series.

Jun 4, 2015 - 09:03 am

Elon Musk, Andy Marsh, Ian Wright.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“If you add up all the subsidies that Solar City and Tesla get, historical and going forward, it is one-thousandth of what the oil and gas industry get in a single year. And no mention is made of that.”

Elon Musk comments on a LA Times article saying his companies received incentives worth 4.9 billion dollars. He says that the money was given over a period of time and some projects will take 20 years to complete. So the notion that he got “some huge check” is “fundamentally false.”

Andy-Marsh“It’s clear to me we can be a $500 million business.”

Andy Marsh, CEO of U.S. fuel cell maker Plug Power, hopes to reach 500 million dollars in annual revenue by 2020. To put that into perspective, the company had 9.4 million dollars in revenue during the first quarter of 2015.

Ian-Wright“I think what they’ve done is absolutely fantastic, but what we’re doing is the next thing. It’s even better.”

Ian Wright, head of Wrightspeed and co-founder of Tesla, wants to electrify the market for commercial trucks. Even though they are not as sleek as a Tesla or will have that kind of torque, Wright believes that he is headed in the right direction.

Mar 13, 2015 - 09:57 am

Martin Winterkorn, Klaus Fröhlich, Ian Wright, Karl Brauer.

martin-winterkorn“We can and we should learn from each other.”

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is decidedly against seeing the Silicon Valley, namely Apple and Google, being opposed to the “old world” of automotive companies. He calls for mutual appreciation and cooperation instead.
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Klaus-Froehlich“The upcoming 3-series plug-in hybrid will offer almost all of the characteristics of an electric vehicle.”

Board member for R&D at BMW, Klaus Fröhlich, is expecting rising electrification in the company’s vehicles and went on to add that the “fourth generation” of electric power trains is already under development with a fifth at planning stage.

Ian-Wright“It’s pretty lonely out here which is great.”

Wrightspeed CEO Ian Wright is one of the few that openly enjoys a monopoly position in its market for range extended EV power trains for medium and heavy duty trucks.

anonym“Between launching in China and launching the new Model X, Tesla is reaching a critical make-or-break point.”

Karl Brauer, senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book, sees the Californian carmaker at a critical stage in its development, especially as Tesla is facing difficulties in China.

Feb 27, 2015 - 09:58 am

Martin Winterkorn, Craig Scott, Ian Wright.

martin-winterkorn“I imagine Apple or Google could be successful in building low-speed electric vehicles. But for everything that goes faster than 100 kilometres per hour, you need to understand the rules of physics and not only master digitalisation.”

VW head Martin Winterkorn compares Google’s EVs to golf carts, saying that those can be made by manufacturers with little knowledge about cars – one has to wonder how relevant fast cars really are outside of the “Autobahn” nation.
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Craig-Scott“Toyota is a big company, but we can’t create this on our own. So it is important to help speed the development of the technology. And what better way than to share 22 years of learning with the industry?”

Craig Scott, national manager of advanced technologies of Toyota Motor Sales, explains the carmaker’s decision to open its patents on hydrogen fuel cell technologies. He sees the move as an opportunity to work on “global problems” together.

Ian-Wright“We wanted to change people’s perception about electric cars. People thought they were golf carts. They don’t think that anymore.”

Ian Wright, head of Wrightspeed and co-founder of Tesla now wants to target garbage trucks, offering an electric solution for the sector. According to Wright, consumer cars “don’t burn enough fuel.”

Feb 3, 2015 - 09:31 am

Ian Wright, Mark Fields.

Ian-Wright“It makes the most economic sense to focus energies on a sector where you can displace the most fuel.”

Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is electrifying lorries and heavy duty vehicles with his company Wrightspeed and believes that the electric switch could save companies up to 50,000 dollars in fuel and about 30,000 in maintenance costs in a year.

Mark-Fields-Ford“It’s going to be very important for consumers to adopt the new technologies, the electrified vehicles, etc. That’s an important part of meeting the country’s goals. And what we’re seeing right now is that they are not adopting at the levels anywhere near what we expected.”

Ford CEO Mark Fields is here trying to put pressure on the American government, ahead of the upcoming talks on the CAFE standards, saying that consumers might not be willing to pay the price of low-emission vehicles.

Jan 27, 2015 - 09:02 am

Lex Kerssemakers, Ian Wright, Bob Carter.

Lex-Kerssemakers“Our focus is the roll-out of our plug-in hybrids. Once there is a more sustainable business case behind full EV we can do it – our platform is scalable and fully flexible. But we must see how the EV business evolves and what pressures there are from fuel efficiency requirements and cities closing borders.”

Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo’s vice president of product strategy, says that the company won’t launch fully electric cars until market or legislative demand makes it necessary and will keep focusing on its plug-in hybrid models including the V60 and the XC90.

Ian-Wright“They believe that pure electric cars are the way to go, and if you just make them cheap enough everybody will buy them, everybody will drive them and I’m afraid I’ve never really been on board with that.”

Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is actually surprised by the company’s success. He left Tesla back in 2003 to found his own company – Wrightspeed. He is also the maker of the fastest street legal car.

Robert-Carter“I’m a little disappointed in Mr. Musk’s comments in Detroit last week. But I understand. If I was in a position that I had all of my eggs in one basket I would perhaps be making those same comments.”

Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations at Toyota USA, on the latest comments from Tesla CEO Elon Musk about energy storage mechanisms, saying that “hydrogen is an incredibly dumb one to pick.”

Found on electrive.com
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