Tag: Johan de Nysschen

Aug 31, 2016 - 08:28 am

Stefan Knirsch, Johan de Nysschen.

Stefan-Knirsch_100x100px“From 2018, our electric cars will be equipped with asynchronous motors. We are convinced they offer higher efficiency levels than synchronous motors.”

Stefan Knirsch, Audi’s head of Research & Development, says that because there are asynchronous motors with a similar output as synchronous ones but with more rev, the manufacturer can promise a unique driving experience.

Johan-de-Nysschen“Cadillac doesn’t have to be the technological leader for all of GM.”

Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen has no real ambition when it comes to electrification. He confirms that we won’t see an all-electric Caddy before 2020. The manufacture just recently dropped its ELR plug-in.

Apr 7, 2015 - 09:09 am

Johan de Nysschen, Dieter Zetsche.

Johan-de-Nysschen“We will roll out plug-in hybrids across our portfolio. It’s part of confirming the progressive nature of the brand.”

Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen confirmed that more PHEV variants of its models will follow the unveiling of the CT6 last week. He though also said that there will most likely not be a new version of the Cadillac ELR.
hybridcars.com (hybrids), hybridcars.com (ELR)

Dieter-Zetsche“We will most certainly not build a Tesla fighter.”

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says that if Mercedes-Benz builds a “fighter”, it will be directed at established competitors, not at Tesla.

Mar 30, 2015 - 07:37 am

Johan de Nysschen, Elon Musk.

Johan-de-Nysschen“We want to offer the whole bandwidth and push past just conventional hybrid models.”

Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen says that battery electric and fuel cell vehicles will play a role in the company’s future development plans.
salzburg.com/nachrichten (in German)

Elon-Musk-Twitter“We have a strong long-term commitment to China and we tend to establish both local production and local engineering in China.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that it could be possible to localize production in China “in three years.”



Nov 28, 2014 - 09:26 am

Jean-Claude Juncker, Johan de Nysschen.

Jean-Claude-Juncker“I have a vision of a commuter being able to charge his electric car along the motorway in the same way we fill up on petrol today.”

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, in his speech announcing 315 billion euros of investment to secure economic growth in Europe. Apparently, growing EV infrastructure is part of his vision for the EU.
europa.eu (full speech), scotsman.com

Johan-de-Nysschen“I absolutely believe that we need not only a successor to ELR but more vehicles of that caliber and they will be part of our future. We must not give up on the car. I cannot have 50 priorities at the same time. The team and I will get around to working on ELR, but it is clearly going to be a niche car.”

The new Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen on the ELR that has so far failed to deliver considerate sales. While he makes clear that he would have positioned the car differently, i.e. as a Tesla competitor, he does not see the ELR as a priority.

Sep 26, 2014 - 08:27 am

Johan de Nysschen, Veronica Wu, Carlos Ghosn.

Johan-de-Nysschen“I read [a news story] recently claiming there will be no ELR successor. I can tell you that’s complete nonsense. Whether the successor to ELR is exactly a compact two-door coupe is still under evaluation.”

Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president, is herewith dispersing rumours that Cadillac would part from its electric course even though the ELR is not exactly a bestseller so far.

Veronica-Wu“We want Hong Kong to be the Norway of Asia.”

Veronica Wu, vice president for Tesla’s China operations, here sounds almost as ambitious as her boss. The Chinese branch of the Californian carmaker is to double its workforce in the metropolis and plans to employ more than a hundred people by the year’s end.

Carlos-Ghosn“The goal is to make mass-market electric cars as efficient as possible. [We want to] put our own battery business in competition with the outside world.”

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn on the company’s future strategy for batteries. While Renault-Nissan is currently producing its own power packs, it is “open to outside sourcing,” Ghosn said.

Found on electrive.com
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