Tag: Stephan Reil

Mar 17, 2016 - 09:35 am

Plug-in leases in the UK.

Almost 5 percent of all vehicles leased in the last quarter of 2015 were plug-ins, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) reports. That sets the leasing sector apart from the overall registrations, where plug-ins have a share of merely 1.3 percent.

Jan 29, 2015 - 09:14 am

Miguel Arias Cañete, Henrik Fisker, Stephan Reil.

Miguel-Arias-Canete“New targets will trigger innovation and investments, but we do not yet have a clear view on the timing and the winning technologies, for example how the shares of electric, plug-in-hybrid or hydrogen vehicles will develop.”

Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for climate action and energy, has full trust in EU’s regulative power defining CO2-emission targets – but not the means to achieve them.

henrik-fisker“I want to explore the existing manufacturing abilities of Indian companies and create products together.”

Danish car designer Henrik Fisker is eyeing India and says he is currently exploring JV opportunities there. More concrete news can be expected in three to four months, the former Fisker Automotive Executive announced.

Stephan-Reil“We know that it hybridisation could give us more in terms of straight line performance. But it is not just about straight-line performance. It is about performance in the bends, how it feels as well. At the moment there are more negatives than positives.”

Stephan Reil, head of development at Audi’s Quattro division, slashes all hopes for high-performance RS hybrids anytime soon. He would not rule these out entirely though he described the next-gen batteries as “very interesting.”

Found on electrive.com
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