Tag: Jochem Heinzmann

Apr 19, 2017 - 07:57 am

Jochem Heinzmann, Lee Ki-Sang.

Jochem-Heinzmann“We are fully with all forces working to be able to fulfil this quota system already next year.”

Ahead of the Shanghai Motor Show, Volkswagen China CEO Jochem Heinzmann underlines the group’s strategy to face the country’s upcoming quotas on its own – without the help of competitors’ credits. VW as the largest foreign automaker in China, is significantly affected by the nation’s powerful promotion of PHEVs and EVs.

Ki-Sang-Lee“If a really new, next-generation battery appears, like magic, around 2025, then the market share of electric vehicles will go from 20 to 30 percent to 80 to 90 percent of the whole market.”

Lee Ki-Sang, Senior vice president and in charge of Hyundai’s eco-car powertrain division, shares his expectations towards new tech and puts his bets on solid-state batteries or those using a lithium-sulfur or lithium-air chemistry.

Nov 18, 2016 - 09:01 am

Dieter Zetsche, Jochem Heinzmann, Kiyoshi Fujiwara.

Dieter-Zetsche“The best overall package is what will convince the customer – we want people to buy our electric cars because they want to and not because they have to because other cars are outlawed.”

Just forbidding petrol and diesel cars is not the way to push electric mobility, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says. He wants to conquer the buyers’ hearts with his products to ensure long-term success.
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Jochem-Heinzmann“We have to do more in the NEV area. The government is pushing, the general environment in China is pushing that.”

Volkswagen’s China chief Jochem Heinzmann says the company wants to sell as many as 400,000 “new energy vehicles” in China by the end of the decade and even 1.5m by 2025. He is now hoping the Chinese government will approve the manufacture’s third joint venture there that would focus on battery-electric cars only.

anonym“Of course we need EVs. As you know, in Norway, the complete energy source is water… this means that EV is much better for CO2 in Norway. But not in United States or China… Therefore, we are focusing on ICE, but some regions we need EVs, so therefore in 2019 or in that time frame we will introduce EVs where it is needed in the world.”

Mazda’s head of research and development Kiyoshi Fujiwara announced a prospective electric vehilces for 2019 at the LA Motor Show. The car could then also be offered with a rotary engine as range extender.

Jan 29, 2016 - 08:50 am

Jochem Heinzmann, Lou Jiwei, Steve LeVine.

Jochem-Heinzmann“Once we leave the city we are forced to confront the problem of a nationwide high-powered charging infrastructure – if you really see it as a realistic goal, I personally have some doubts – to drive pure electric over long distances.”

Jochem Heinzmann, head of Volkswagen Group China, favours plug-in hybrid vehicles whose combustion engine helps them to go the distance. Regulation will show if he gets through with that.

Lou-Jiwei“China is seeking more private funds to develop new energy cars, and the country must break through local protectionism to promote innovation in the sector.”

China’s Minister of Finance Lou Jiwei comments on the government’s decision to cut subsidies by 2020 and to turn to private funds instead.

Steve-LeVine“He is lighting a fire underneath carmakers. This is why so many of them are coming out with new mainstream electric vehicles. Over the next 3-5 years, they are afraid he is going to run away with the game.”

Steve LeVine, author of ‘The Powerhouse: America, China, and the Great Battery War’ talks about Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, calling him one of the driving forces behind EV-olution. And the one who even got Apple into the game.

May 12, 2015 - 08:17 am

Sergio Marchionne, Jochem Heinzmann, Ouyang Mingao.

Sergio-Marchionne“I’m incredibly impressed with what that kid has done.”

Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat-Chrysler, said he met with Elon Musk and Tim Cook, the CEOs of Tesla and Apple. What exactly was discussed during the meeting was not revealed, but Marchionne praised Musk for his achievements.

Jochem-Heinzmann“In the near future, we will be offering Chinese customers an impressive choice of over 20 electric vehicles, from small cars to large sedans and SUVs, from plug-in hybrids to all-electric drives. We cannot allow the electric car to be a compromise on wheels. It has to be perfect in every way – technically mature, practical, safe and affordable.”

Jochem Heinzmann, member of the Volkswagen Group Board of Management with responsibility for China, plans to kick off “the biggest emobility initiative in China’s automotive history”, investing 18m euros to develop new models and to add capacity at its factories there.

anonym“We believe that sales of new energy cars will hit the 200,000 mark this year or next year, at latest. This will end the stage of introduction into the market and initiate rapid growth, at an annual clip of 5%-10%, boosting sales to an approximate 2 million cars by 2020.”

Ouyang Mingao, professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, said that sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars in China may top global sales charts this year, after already experiencing a major boom in 2014.

Found on electrive.com
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