Lawrence Burns, Kevin Rose.
“Beyond 2025, battery and fuel-cell vehicles could simply become the best way to design and engineer a light-duty vehicle. Set aside all the motivations with climate change, oil dependence—it’s just a better way to do a car. It’s simple.”
Lawrence Burns, professor of engineering practice at Michigan University, gives purely practical reasons why EVs are the way to go. Burns also served as GM’s VP of R&D and planning from 1998 to 2009.
“I’d like to offer an electric car. It’s far from certain, but customer demand is growing and it is on our agenda.”
Bentley’s sales and marketing boss Kevin Rose is pushing the carmaker’s agenda publicly in a hitherto unknown direction. Yet, Bentley is approaching PHEV territory already, so an EV might not more than “3 to 4 years” away, he added.