Tag: Rolf Frech

Mar 11, 2016 - 09:41 am

Rolf Frech, Agustín Payá, Matt Bristow.

Rolf-Frech“I don’t know what percentage of cars will be fully electric by 2025, but we are prepared to meet market demand and be sure that we are looking not only for one solution, but for many.”

Bentley’s head of engineering, Rolf Frech, hints that the predicted hyper car with Mission E technology is only one of many options for the British brand to electrify its range.

anonym“We chose the Tesla model S simply because it is one of the best cars ever made, and certainly one of the best 100 per cent electric cars.”

Agustín Payá, Technical Director for Electric GT Holdings, explains why the Tesla Model S was chosen as base model for the new electric GT racing series.

Matt-Bristow“Our sub-brand BMW i has become well established within the market and is synonymous with efficient, electric vehicles – therefore, we feel this name change will help position our new plug-in hybrid models and make it easier for our customers and prospects to understand.”

Matt Bristow, head of corporate sales for BMW, on why the German carmaker looks to introduce the sub brand iPerformance for its PHEV range.

Feb 9, 2016 - 08:40 am

Rolf Frech, Rommel Juan, Dirk Hacker.

Rolf-Frech“I think there will be an answer within the next six months to a year to decide which direction we will go, but of course electric will be a future strategy direction for Bentley.”

Rolf Frech, Bentley’s board member for engineering, hints at an all-electric Bentley. He stressed that it is a strategic rather than a technological decision, as the firm would have access to Porsche’s Mission E platform.

Rommel-Juan“We invite the whole world to look at the Philippines as the up and coming EV hub of Asia.”

Rommel Juan, President of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), invites foreign firms to help the country reach its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030.

anonym“We will look at electrification – I think it could be inevitable – but it depends on the possibility of increasing performance.”

Dirk Hacker, VP for engineering at BMW’s performance brand BMW M, sees a hybrid future for the sports cars. However, plug-in attempts will be primarily designed to boost performance rather than lower emissions. A pure electric M car is therefore unlikely.

Found on electrive.com
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