Elon Musk, Rich Steinberg, Henrik Fisker.
“I think we may see some surprising things from the next administration. We don’t think they will be negative on fossil fuels… but they may also be positive on renewables.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is part of Donald Trump’s team of advisors, seems to know something we don’t. Apparently, the U.S. President-elect could have some (renewable) surprises up his sleeve.
“We need that to be a super success. It’s been proven – not by us, but by others – that there are premium customers that not only accept, but they love, driving an electric car.”
Rich Steinberg, manager of product planning and strategy for BMW North America, explains why the carmaker is pausing the development of its i-brand, putting all its eggs in one basket – the iNext, scheduled for 2021. Since it is said to appeal to many, the iNext will most likely be a family-friendly crossover of SUV.
“We’re quite far in the development of this, which is also why we’re going to be able to bring our first car to market in not a very long timeframe. We’re already showing a driving prototype of our vehicle middle next year.”
Henrik Fisker, who hopes to celebrate a comeback with Fisker Inc. and the EMotion, won’t commit to a date or show at which he’ll unveil his EV with graphene technology – but says that they are already producing cells at a low volume.