Elon Musk, Michael Cole, Jim Lentz.
“One thing I should mention here that frankly has been quite disturbing to me is the degree of media coverage of Autopilot crashes – which are basically almost none – relative to the scarcity of media coverage of the 1.2 million people that die every year manual crashes.”
Elon Musk here complains about the media’s selective math regarding crashes with Tesla’s semi-self-driving EV. He went on to say journalists are effectively “killing people” through biased reporting as it dissuades people from using safer technology.
“By 2020, Kia will offer 14 alternative-fuel vehicles globally. They will include EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids, as well as a fuel cell model.”
Kia’s European boss, Michael Cole is ready to go all-in as the Korean carmaker will soon offer the full scale of electrification with a Kia FCV to be expected by 2020.
“The Prius family was the right idea at the right time. But I think as hybrids have become more mainstream, they are becoming more like another powertrain in a series.”
So Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America does not see an SUV or crossover being added to the Prius family but a hybrid drive to a Toyota SUV rather.