Tag: Ralf Speth

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:56 am

Thomas Goettle, Ralf Speth.

“Carmakers need to pick one death.”

Said Thomas Goettle, head of PA Consulting’s automotive team, who believes the three German carmakers will either have to face fines for not complying with emission regulation and thus lose any claim on technological leadership or “they need to swallow the higher cost of electric cars.”

“Where is the network of charging points that we will be required? Indeed where is the power and the grid?”

Wonders Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth and is calling on Britain to worry about its infrastructure prior to the intended mass-uptake of electric cars.

Sep 14, 2017 - 08:10 am

Herbert Diess, Ralf Speth.

“It would be desirable for the German and European industry to play a stronger role here.”

VW boss Herbert Diess cautiously calls out to fellow carmakers on the continent to look into a joint production of battery cells at an industrial scale.

“I am absolutely confident we will see battery cars faster than anybody expected on the street and therefore all of the infrastructures will catch up.”

Says Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth and we got nothing more to add other then: depends on whose expectations one is looking at.

Dec 7, 2016 - 09:05 am

Ralf Speth, Wolfgang Nieke, Wolfgang Durheimer.

Ralf-Speth“Land Rover is also well prepared to make battery-electric vehicles.”

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth says that while Land Rover may have some disadvantages such as a higher starting weight of SUVs, there is also more room for battery packs. So both brands will have their place on the EV market.

Wolfgang-Nieke“The employees expect that the company doesn’t just expand (its plant in) Kamenz for battery production but that capacities for batteries are also created in Untertuerkheim.”

Wolfgang Nieke, works council chief at Mercedes-Benz’s Untertuerkheim plant, says the latter could be hit hardest in terms of job cuts due to a shift to electric cars. It should therefore move away from delivering i.e. transmissions to batteries and electric drivetrains.

Wolfgang-Duerheimer“In the long-term we need competition, but we are willing to build enough cars to demonstrate what’s possible if it helps raise the profile of EVs in the sport.”

VW’s head of motorsport Wolfgang Durheimer confirmed the German carmaker is working on all-electric rallycross cars to show the technology can work. The goal is to develop a championship for the latter, and even a one-make competition to show off the technology.

Jun 16, 2015 - 08:49 am

Angela Merkel, Jean Pierre Diernaz, Ralf Speth.

Angela-Merkel“Many expect an answer from us this year and we will do our best.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at least admitted at the national electric vehicle conference currently underway in Berlin that Germany will have to consider further subsidies for electric cars and knows “what the government has to deliver.” Translation: We know no more than before.
faz.net, spiegel.de (both in German)

Jean-Pierre-Diernaz“Plug-in hybrid is good technology, but it’s like being half pregnant. You either are or you are not.”

Nissan Europe’s electric vehicle boss Jean Pierre Diernaz could not have made his opinion on plug-ins any clearer. He believes EVs will be the way forward and that air quality will be a driving force in creating ‘ultra low emission zones.’

Ralf-Speth“Battery technology today is still too heavy, too expensive and the [power] density is too low. As we learned at school, there’s this correlation between mass and energy and as long as this is not favorable, even if you recuperate, this is an issue.”

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth says that lowering emission is priority for carmakers and he believes that with the next-generation of cheaper batteries that allow for more range, more customers will begin to accept electric cars.

Found on electrive.com
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