Tag: Maxime Picat

May 11, 2022 - 02:19 pm

Change in management at Stellantis and Opel/Vauxhall

About 15 months after the founding of the Stellantis Group, Group CEO Carlos Tavares makes several new management appointments. Opel boss Uwe Hochgeschurtz, who only took up his post last year, is leaving the brand to replace Maxime Picat at parent company Stellantis.

May 3, 2016 - 08:53 am

Peter Schwarzenbauer, Maye Musk, Maxime Picat.

Peter-Schwarzenbauer“It would at least need to be a plug-in hybrid. This would be a minimum requirement because for a car to be successful globally, you have to consider China. And China is now requesting plug-in hybrids with about 50km (31 miles) of electric-only range.”

According to Peter Schwarzenbauer, head of Mini at BMW, the Superleggera could become available as a plug-in hybrid. A fully electric version, however, doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

Maye-Musk“He’s got cars to build and rockets to launch, so I don’t rush him.”

Even Elon Musk’s own mother, Maye Musk, has to wait for her Model 3 – just like everyone else. Even though she reserved late(r) and is therefore far down on the list, she says that she will not use her “connections” to jump the queue.

Maxime-Picat“We would definitely support the development of an electric car category.”

Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat supports VW idea of an all-electric category at the FIA World Rally Championship (we reported). Talks with organisers are apparently underway.

Oct 13, 2014 - 08:17 am

Maxime Picat, Elon Musk.

Maxime-Picat“We see that the electric market is not growing at the pace that some thought it should do but we still see that EVs will have their place in the future.”

Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat seems to be in no hurry to force electrification. He thinks that Peugeot will probably need plug-in hybrids by the end of the decade. “Maybe we will go faster than before then but this will be driven by customer needs and by regulations”, he added.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“It’s like taking off from a carrier deck. It’s just bananas. It´s like having your own personal roller coaster.”

These were the words of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, when announcing the new Model S all-wheel drive edition to a crowd of Tesla enthusiasts at the municipal airport near Los Angeles last week.


Oct 7, 2014 - 08:32 am

Maxime Picat, Dieter Zetsche, Didier Leroy.

Maxime-Picat“I think we will need plug-in hybrids by the end of the decade. Maybe we will go faster, but we are not going to be first and are not in a rush.”

Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat is in no rush to electrify, not even partially. However, if it will finally happen, Peugeot will take VW as an example as Picat does not see a “future in the long-term for specific electric cars” like BMW’s i3.

Dieter-Zetsche“This is not something where you are first to market and then can run away and sell hundreds of thousands of vehicles. It’s something where we have to set the stage for this industry change together.”

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche when asked about Toyota’s rather offensive hydrogen strategy. Him and strategic partner Carlos Ghosn from Renault-Nissan would like to see a more cooperative effort instead – if at all.

Didier-Leroy“We want to take the lead in fuel cell technology just as we took the lead in hybrids.”

Toyota itself however, here spoken for by Didier Leroy, head of the European operations, leaves no doubt as to what the Japanese carmaker set out to achieve with its fuel-cell vehicles.

Sep 12, 2014 - 08:25 am

Vincent Bolloré, Maxime Picat, René Takens.

Vincent-Bollore“Every week the mayor of one of the world’s big cities comes to gather information from us.”

Vincent Bolloré, head of Bolloré Bluecars, here might come across bragging but he is standing on solid grounds as his company just agreed on an extensive cooperation with Renault (we reported) which will give Bolloré “industrial muscle,” as he put it.

Maxime-Picat“In all our scenarios, electric cars by 2020 hold a market share of five percent at the most.”

Maxime Picat, Peugeot board member and general director, is still no fan of electric vehicles for much the same reasons as before: they are expensive, do not have enough range and charging infrastructure is insufficient.
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Rene-Takens“The e-bike product group does hold a danger in itself. This concerns the safety of speed pedelecs.”

Accell CEO René Takens is asking the industry to take responsibility for the S-Pedelec segment. So far, European legislation as well as classification for these bikes, which can do up to 45 kph on pedal-assistance, is often far from being unambiguous.

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