Tag: Pravin Shah

Apr 20, 2016 - 08:55 am

Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, Arndt Ellinghorst, Pravin Shah.

Ferdinand-Dudenhoeffer“The German carmakers are taking Tesla more seriously every day now.”

Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, a German car industry analyst at the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, says the German auto industry did not use to see Tesla as a serious competitor. And now, they have some catching up to do.

Arndt-Ellinghorst“German carmakers have been in denial that electric vehicles can create an emotional appeal to customers. Many still believe that Tesla is a sideshow catering to a niche product to some tree-hugging Californians and eccentric U.S. hedge fund managers. I’m sure German boardrooms are having some interesting discussions now.”

Arndt Ellinghorst, head of global automotive research at Evercore ISI, seconds Dudenhoeffer’s opinion that German manufacturers suddenly realized that Tesla is stirring up the market. How they respond to the new competition remains to be seen.

Pravin-Shah“There are no concrete plans to introduce internal combustion engines to the UK under the Mahindra brand.”

Mahindra automotive chief Pravin Shah explains that the brand will launch an EV-only offensive in the UK, where it just launched its all-electric e2o. Next in line is an electric two-wheeler.

Feb 22, 2016 - 09:38 am

Charlie Freese, Pravin Shah, Eric Ibara.

Charles-Freese“If we come too early with a fuel cell, the customer may not be happy.”

GM’s fuel cell chief Charlie Freese says that (one) of the reasons the carmaker is still shying away from introducing a FCV is that technological advancement is happening too quickly. By the time a fuel-cell propulsion system is ready, it is already pretty much outdated.

Pravin-Shah“We are ready with the product. We plan to launch the Mahindra e2o in many European markets in the next few months, starting with London very soon.”

CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra’s Automotive Division, Pravin Shah, confirmed that the small EV will arrive on European shores soon, technically for a second time. A previous version of the then called Reva has been sold as the G-Wiz in the UK in 2004.

Eric-Ibara“Nobody really knows, but there are few signals to lead us to believe that gas prices will spike up over the next few years. Because of that, we think hybrids are going to continue to struggle and as a result our residual value for that segment is also soft.”

Eric Ibara, Director of Residual Values at Kelley Blue Book, warns that the residual value of 2016 model-year hybrid and electric vehicles sold in the first two months of 2016 already dropped 4.1 percent compared to last year. Moreover, it could continue to decrease due to low petrol prices.

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:36 am

Pravin Shah, Ben Kallo.

Pravin-Shah“The way electric vehicle technology is growing in Europe, we expect it to play an important role there. We are also looking at the opportunity to launch our electric vehicle there and expect to do so in next six months.”

Mahindra Chief Executive of the Automotive Division, Pravin Shah, gives an outlook on the Indian company’s plans for the future. Europe, you better get ready!

Ben-Kallo“If Apple is starting now it would take a couple of years to catch up to Tesla. Even after a car is designed, the competitors will have to source batteries in quantity and cost. Tesla is a couple of years ahead on this front.”

Ben Kallo, an analyst for R.W. Baird, does not see the IT-giant become a true competitor to Tesla and its Gigafactory anytime soon. Rumour has it that Apple is working on an own branded electric car (we reported).


Found on electrive.com
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