Tag: Peter Gutzmer

Jan 31, 2017 - 09:21 am

Peter Gutzmer, Stuart Norris.

peter-gutzmer“Two years ago, I was asked by customers whether a modern, optimized gasoline engine with a 48-volt hybrid drive could replace the diesel? I said, maybe. Today, I think there is really potential for the diesel to be replaced by 48-volt gasoline hybrid solutions in the future.”

Schaeffler Chief Technology Officer Peter Gutzmer believes that 48-volt hybrids, such as the one developed by Schaeffler and Continental, will replace gas-guzzling systems. Mainly because fleets need to comply with ever tighter CO2 standards.

anonym“There was an emphasis in making the car special rather than stand out as weird. We need it to work for more than just the die-hard EV fans.”

Stuart Norris, the Chevrolet Bolt’s South Korea-based design director, believes it’s important for consumers to see the Bot not just as a game changer, but as a regular car. Because many people will not choose the car because it has zero emission, but because it is fun to drive.

Aug 1, 2016 - 08:57 am

Competing for female drivers.

British Nissan dealership Motorline has started the social media campaign #ladiesloveLEAF, and is looking for 100 women to test the electric car. It looks as though Nissan is looking to steal some drivers from alliance partner Renault, whose Zoe is a big hit with women.

May 20, 2015 - 08:56 am

Sankar Das Gupta, Peter Gutzmer.

Sankar-Das-Gupta“If we had not taken it over, the plant could not function in the regulatory environment in Germany.”

Electrovaya’s chairman and CEO Sankar Das Gupta comments on the company’s acquisition of Evonik Litarion. He further voiced Electrivaya’s intentions to make the ceramic composite separator an industry standard for lithium batteries.

peter-gutzmer“We must consider internal combustion engines, electrical components, and transmissions as a whole.”

Peter Gutzmer, head of R&D at Schaeffler, is asking transmission and motor manufacturers to work closer together in the future to improve fuel economy not only for mildly electrified motors but also for combustion engines – a technology that Schaeffler insists on.


Jan 17, 2014 - 09:30 am

Peter Gutzmer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

peter-gutzmer“While we are rooted in mechanics, we will not be able to avoid getting our heads round electric mobility in the future.”

Peter Gutzmer, head of R&D at Schaeffler, admits that electric mobility is important, but he believes that the conventional drive train will stay the dominant technology for at least another 50 years.
auto-medienportal.net (In German)

Torsten-Mueller-Oetvoes“For me, the direction of plug-in hybrids is probably more the direction to go with Rolls-Royce motor cars.”

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce, sees a plug-in hybrid solution as more suitable for the luxury cars as they are just too heavy to become all-electric anytime soon.

Found on electrive.com
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