Pam Fletcher, Oliver Krischer, Tobias Moers.
“Until Paris, we had told the world the Opel Ampera-e had 250 miles. Renault matched that number. Then we kicked that number’s ass with 310 miles. They didn’t shoot high enough.”
GM’s head of EV development Pam Fletcher gloats that they were able to trick other carmakers from taking the crown for the first affordable long-range EV. But the 400-km Renault Zoe did beat the Ampera-e to the showrooms, as it can already be ordered.
“If the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions is to be taken seriously, no new combustion engine cars should be allowed on roads after 2030.”
German Green Party lawmaker Oliver Krischer comments on a resolution passed by the German Federal Assembly to ban all diesel- and petrol-powered cars on German and European roads from 2030 (we reported).
“There is no plan for 2020 to have an electrified car, but if you ask me that question you will always get the answer that sooner or later there will be a pure electric driven AMG, because that’s going to happen.”
Mercedes-AMG chairman Tobias Moers says he hasn’t ruled out an all-electric series production performance model. After all, the limited SLS Electric Drive did quite well back in 2014.