Tag: Ki Sang-lee

Jul 7, 2016 - 08:21 am

David Martell, Martin Leach, Ki Sang Lee.

David-Martell“There’s no legislation that says an iPhone or whatever should have a certain type of plug, so why is that necessary for an EV? It doesn’t make sense.”

According to David Martell, head of British Chargemaster, the Brexit could have an impact on the UK’s charging infrastructure, as the country would no longer have to comply with EU norms and add CCS plugs. Let’s hope they won’t go down that road.

Update: Martell responds here

Martin-Leach“I do think, though, that if normal car companies were the internet at 1.0, then Tesla is probably 2.0 and does some really good things like over-the-air software updates, but what we’re trying to be is 3.0.”

Martin Leach, co-president of NextEV, has big plans for the Chinese company. And while he says NextEV will not go head to head with supercar makers like Ferrari, it is looking to revolutionize the car industry.

Ki-Sang-Lee“Toyota is well established in the UK and much of Europe when it comes to taxi services, we realise that. However, we think that by offering something slightly different we could benefit. For instance, using our pure-EV Ioniq in cities as taxis instead of the HEV – Toyota doesn’t currently offer a pure-EV Prius.”

Hyundai’s eco-car boss Ki Sang Lee makes it no secret that the South Korean carmaker wants a piece of Toyota’s taxis business. At the same time, Hyundai is asking cities to invest more in charging infrastructure.

Dec 11, 2015 - 09:38 am

Matthias Müller, Steve Howard, Ki-Sang Lee.

Matthias-Mueller“We want to create a new, a better, and a stronger Volkswagen. A company that uses its strengths to make the transition to the new world of automobiles.”

Volkswagen boss Matthias Müller spoke at a press conference about the future of the group, saying that the company will use this scandal as a “catalyst for change”. It has to be said, however, that those responsible for the manipulated software have yet to be named.

Steve-Howard“The day of the electric vehicle has arrived. Today it’s better for the customer and better for the environment than the technology of the past. So let’s accelerate that with aggression and purpose. Let’s go all in.”

Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ikea, wants retailers to fill their parking lots with charging stations, offering customers free electricity while they shop. And he says universal charging is important, so any vehicle can plug into any charger in any country.

Ki-Sang-Lee“We don’t believe that there is any one ‘silver bullet’ that can satisfy the demand for low-emission technology within the car industry, so we foresee a wide range of eco-friendly powertrains coexisting for an extended period of time.”

Ki-Sang Lee, senior vice-president Eco Friendly Vehicle R&D Centre at Kia Motors, comments on the carmaker’s decision to increase the number of its “green vehicle” models to eleven from now four by 2020.

Mar 12, 2014 - 09:39 am

Yoshikazu Tanaka, Ki-Sang Lee.

Yoshikazu-Tanaka“In order to give (…) customers what they want within an appropriate timescale, we are committed to developing a broad range of technologies—including plug-in hybrid, electric vehicle and FCV, corresponding to the simultaneous diversification of energy sources.”

Yoshikazu Tanaka, Toyota head of fuel cell development, says that none of the alternative drives available to date are flawless. But in order to make them attractive to customers, different kinds of technologies fit for different situations are made available.

Ki-Sang-Lee“There is no clear direction about which eco-friendly cars will win. We are dividing the roles of Hyundai and Kia, with Hyundai launching fuel cell cars and Kia focusing on electric cars. But the time will come when Kia will introduce a fuel-cell car. Hyundai is also preparing to launch a (battery-powered) electric car in 2016.”

Ki-Sang Lee, senior vice-president of Hyundai Motors confirms that the South Korean carmaker plans on developing a fully-electric vehicle by 2016, while it had focused on FCVs until this point.



Found on electrive.com
07.07.2016 08:48