Tag: Jay Leno

Nov 21, 2016 - 08:49 am

Bernhard Maier, Jay Leno, Pawan Goenka.

Bernhard-Maier“We will have a Kodiaq hybrid very shortly after a Superb hybrid. It will be in China first, as that is the biggest market, but Europe soon after.”

Skoda boss Bernhard Maier revealed that both cars will receive plug-in hybrid drivetrain in 2019, while a fully electric car will be added to the companies in 2020.

Jay-Leno“Here’s a guy building an American car in America using American labour and paying them a union wage…the whole bit. Why are you not rooting for it to be successful? Why do you wish it would fail?”

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno cannot understand why anyone in America wants Elon Musk or Tesla to fail. He also points out that U.S. car companies are a “dying breed,” which should be even more reason to root for the EV maker’s success.

Pawan-Goenka“We are betting on electric vehicles, and not hybrid.”

Pawan Goenka, executive director of Mahindra, sees mild hybrids as benefitting the environment only slightly. He therefore goes a completely different way as competitor Maruti Suzuki, which sees EVs as more of a niche market “at best.”

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.

Nov 4, 2014 - 09:18 am

Jay Leno, Stefan Bratzel.

Jay-Leno“We’ve reached the point in America now where success is sort of jeered.”

Jay Leno says he is a Tesla fan and cannot understand why others are jealous. And he sees the fact that these others mock Tesla as proof that the latter is in fact successful.
insideevs.com (with video)

Stefan-Bratzel“The B-Class electric is a low-cost and low-risk solution for Daimler.”

Stefan Bratzel from the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, believes that since the B-Class shares a production line with the combustion models, Mercedes doesn’t need to sell a fixed amount of vehicles to cover its costs.


Sep 25, 2014 - 08:25 am

Tesla battery pack, Jay Leno drives electric racecar, Survey.

Click tip: You can find anything on the internet, especially in forum threads. This time, it is an opened Tesla battery that offers rare insights into the inner workings of the Californian power pack. The user will give it a new life as energy storage of homemade solar power.

Video tip: Jay Leno took the EVSR #82 from Entropy Racing for a spin. The electric racer is aimed at non-professional club racers and obviously easy enough to handle. Check out the driver’s perspective.

Join in: Know a little about infrastructure and public (EV) policy? Nicholas Reilly from the Copenhagen Business School is writing his thesis on the adoption and diffusion of electric vehicles with a focus on China and is looking for people to take part in a short survey (just seven questions).

May 20, 2014 - 08:44 am

BMW i8 commercials, Jay Leno's McLaren P1.

Video tip I: None less than Gus Van Sant has directed this trilogy of ad clips promoting the BMW i8. And he is not the only star who lends its name to the hybrid super-car as the cast includes Sting’s daughter Mickey Sumner and Sam Hazeldine.
autoblog.com (with all three videos)

Video tip II: Jay Leno is the proud owner of the first McLaren P1 in America. Of course he had to take it for a test drive! He even invited McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt to his garage to walk him through everything P1.
youtube.com via cleantechnica.com

Mar 5, 2014 - 09:56 am

Putting the pedal to the metal.

TV show host Jay Leno takes the wheel of a one-million-dollar Mini Countryman. Its owner Nani Roma – who was also the winner of the 2014 Dakar Rally – doesn’t look reassured as they jet through California’s Death Valley. Why? Just watch!
autoblog.com (video)


Found on electrive.com
21.11.2016 08:21