Tag: Nick Clegg

May 7, 2014 - 08:43 am

Norbert Reithofer, Rory Lumsdon, Nick Clegg.

Norbert-Reithofer“California is the trend market.”

BMW’s CEO Norbert Reithofer wants and has to see the i3 a success in the EV-friendly U.S. state. The decision to produce more i-models has not been made, Reithofer said in a recent telephone interview.
“Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” print edition. May 7th, 2014. Page 21.

Rory-Lumsdon“It would be irresponsible of Volkswagen only to pursue one strategy. In the short term, battery electric vehicles have the greater real-world potential, but we are also investigating the Volkswagen possibilities of hydrogen.”

Rory Lumsdon, Manager of Product Affairs at Volkswagen UK, talks about VW’s late start to electric cars and why it was worth the wait.

Nick-Clegg“I would love to buy an electric car if they produced more of the family size. […] Most of the electric cars on the market are smaller ones that are not quite right for a family of my size.”

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, stated that EVs are basically unsuitable for families only a few days after announcing a 500m-pound investment to encourage people to buy more green vehicles (we reported).

Apr 30, 2014 - 08:46 am

Rik Baert, Nick Clegg.

Rik-Baert“The future of the internal combustion engine is leaner, meaner and greener … and here to stay. Affordable, compact, clean and tuned for high-energy fuels, this ICE will continue to be the principal automotive power source for decades to come.”

This is the belief of Prof. Rik Baert, TNO Automotive and Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Let’s see if time will tell differently – soon.

Nick-Clegg“Owning an electric car is no longer a dream or an inconvenience.”

Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg yesterday announced the start of the next phase of the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle programme with 500 million pounds (841.2m dollars) to be spent between 2015 and 2020.

Jan 31, 2014 - 09:42 am

Li Keqiang, Nick Clegg, Toru Tokushige.

Li-Keqiang“The government should play an exemplary role.”

China’s Premier Li Keqiang issued a statement online, acknowledging the advantages of clean vehicles like e-buses for keeping pollution and noise levels down. He is calling on “everyone”, including his government, to make use of them.

Nick-Clegg“Electric cars are one of the most promising of our green industries and we want to secure the UK’s position as a global leader in both the production and adoption of these vehicles.”

Apparently, China is not the only country updating their EV policies. Nick Clegg, Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister, just announced another nine million pounds (14.8m dollars) to top up the GoUltraLow campaign.

Toru-Tokushige“We are planning to also provide the premium scooter and this will be a pretty good market. So I can say about 10,000 units, that’s how much we are planning to produce.”

Toru Tokushige, founder and CEO of Terra Motors, has high hopes for the Indian market and even sees chances to produce some of the components in India.


Found on electrive.com
07.05.2014 08:24