All-electric car market share on the rise worldwide
The latest report on electric vehicle sales and innovation by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) compares e-mobility markets worldwide. So far, the positive trend continues throughout 2018, with PEVs now having a global marketshare of 4.6%, almost double from what it was in 2017. Two countries are the main drivers behind this development, with […]Weiterlesen
Dieter Zetsche, Barack Obama, Stefan Bratzel.
“We are at the leading edge in this technology, but at the same time, in the last five, six, seven years, battery electric vehicles have developed much faster and further than we expected, and the advantages of fuel-cell vehicles as far as range is concerned, as far as filling time is concerned, has become much smaller.”
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is not putting a lot of faith in fuel technology. The carmaker is still planning to “launch a four-digit number of fuel-cell vehicles” next year, but not everyone can buy them. But Zetsche also admits, that all could change in ten years.
“I believe the trend toward clean energy is irreversible.”
Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama wrote in the journal Science that clean energy technology will continue under President Trump – whether he wants to or not. The reason is that people living in the U.S. have begun integrating the change in i.e. mobility into their own lives.
sciencemag.org via teslarati.com
“Over the last couple of years, German manufacturers and others have been investing very heavily in electric mobility. They are still a bit slower than Tesla but I wouldn’t underestimate their progress.”
Stefan Bratzel of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) says that if Tesla does not manage to be profitable, it could be taken over by a company that is currently still playing catch-up.
David Martell, Carlos Tavares, Stefan Bratzel.
“As Japanese manufacturers, such as Nissan and Mitsubishi, use the alternative CHAdeMO standard for rapid charging, there is little likelihood of a single standard being practical across Europe in the next few years.”
Chargemaster CEO David Martell as he looks at the short-term future of EV charging in Europe. He doesn’t think that there actually needs to be a single charging standard, as petrol and diesel have also co-existed side by side.
“We recognise that there is an electrification underway and by 2019 we will bring the PSA technology in petrol plug-in hybrids and the second-generation electric powertrain technology.”
PSA chief Carlos Tavares keeps up the tension as he drops yet another hint that the fancy DS E-Tense concept from Geneva could make it into production, especially since the electric drivetrain will first be made available in the company’s top of the range models.
“When you talk to European policymakers, the frustration is actually quite considerable. They won’t be as industry friendly as hoped, and this will translate to an escalated tightening of CO2 limits.”
Stefan Bratzel, director of the Center of Automotive Management in Germany, points out the mid-term consequences of Volkswagen’s diesel-rigging scandal. He believes that policymakers could easily move to a 75-78g/km target by 2025.
Jay Leno, Stefan Bratzel.
“We’ve reached the point in America now where success is sort of jeered.”
Jay Leno says he is a Tesla fan and cannot understand why others are jealous. And he sees the fact that these others mock Tesla as proof that the latter is in fact successful.
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“The B-Class electric is a low-cost and low-risk solution for Daimler.”
Stefan Bratzel from the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, believes that since the B-Class shares a production line with the combustion models, Mercedes doesn’t need to sell a fixed amount of vehicles to cover its costs.