Tag: Ricardo Reyes

Sep 18, 2015 - 09:47 am

Scott Keogh, Ricardo Reyes, Ulrich Hackenberg.

Scott-Keogh“We will need and are actively looking at what is the second battery-electric vehicle. There will be more, without a doubt.”

Just days after the unveiling of the e-tron Quattro concept, Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, already promises a second electric vehicle a few years down the road. Falling prices and better energy density of batteries will fuel a demand for Audi EVs, says Keogh.

Ricardo-Reyes“For us to achieve our long-term goal, which is to get people driving electric vehicles, we need the cooperation of traditional carmakers. When you hear companies like Porsche or BMW make very public commitments to this, it’s a vindication of what we’re trying to do.”

Tesla spokesman Ricardo Reyes says that he hopes that as German carmakers show their commitment to electrification as they did in Frankfurt, it will spur EV uptake in the country in general and therefore also Tesla sales there.

Ulrich-Hackenberg“We use different types of battery cells. We have the round cells, which are used by Tesla and we also use these in the R8. We also have prismatic cells, which we use in our e-tron cars and there are pouch technology cells. They are the three types we use.”

Ulrich Hackenberg, board member for technical development of Audi, explained that the use of different battery cells enables the VW group to influence supplier pricing and push down costs.

Sep 4, 2015 - 09:45 am

Kazou Hirai, Craig Scott, Ricardo Reyes.

Kazuo-Hirai“If we fundamentally believe at some point in time that we can make a difference in the automotive space, it’s something that we will look at.”

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai says it is possible that his company will team up with a traditional carmaker and enter the automotive industry. According to Hirai, the advent of electric cars has made it easier for outsiders to venture into the market.

Craig-Scott“When we launched Prius [in the U.S.] back in 2001, gas was about one dollar a gallon, which was pretty tough for a car that is fuel efficient. The same thing is true for Mirai. In California, gas is 3.50 dollars a gallon which makes it tough, but these things are cyclical.”

Craig Scott, U.S alternative fuel vehicle manager at Toyota, says the company is still betting on hydrogen as the next revolution in clean energy vehicles. And for Toyota, launching a fuel-efficient vehicle when petrol prices are low is nothing new.

Ricardo-Reyes“We’re happy to see other people use the Model S sedan and our business model as benchmarks, whether they are large companies or well-funded startups.”

Tesla spokesperson Ricardo Reyes stayed calm following the news that NextEV had set out to build even better all-electric cars than Tesla. After all, the term ‘Tesla-fighter’ is nothing new for the Californian carmaker.

Aug 31, 2015 - 09:46 am

Ricardo Reyes, Andrew Doyle.

Ricardo-Reyes“The China-owned companies are not expected to sell controlling stakes to American companies and are free from other trade hurdles that we face.”

Tesla spokesman Ricardo Reyes is calling on the U.S. government to push for less restrictions for foreign carmakers to do business in China, as Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to White House for talks next month

Andrew-Doyle“I guess we’ve proven that we have a dealer network ourselves which we’re investing in, so we’re not afraid to invest, but I think the better thing for Australian consumers is that the government would offer both infrastructure, and I think there should be incentives.”

Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle wants to Australian government to take charge in pushing EV sales by putting up the necessary infrastructure. It seems unlikely that Audi will invest in its own charging network to facilitate uptake.

Apr 2, 2015 - 09:20 am

Ricardo Reyes, Mahindra.

Ricardo-Reyes“As it relates to Apple potentially doing an electric vehicle, we’ve always said that our objective is to accelerate the transition to electric and renewable and sustainable energy. We need people that can do it with us to do this, and if OEM’s aren’t going to do it fast enough, then whoever steps up to the plate, it’s a good thing for us.”

Tesla’s communications chief, Ricardo Reyes, on Apple’s alleged involvement in the electric vehicle market. Tesla is as open as ever to cooperation it seems.

Anand-Mahindra“The Mahindra Group already has a growing presence in the UK through its electric vehicles and Formula E racing team and we fully expect the UK to be one of our lead markets for our GenZe 2 wheelers when they come to the UK market in late 2015.”

Mahindra here welcomes the UK government’s decision to invest 7.5 million pounds in the electric two-wheeler market by granting up to 1,500 pounds towards the purchase of an electric scooter or motorcycle.

Found on electrive.com
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