Tag: Steve Burns

Jun 23, 2017 - 08:18 am

Shinzo Abe, Steve Burns.

Shinzo-Abe“Toyota is mulling the right timing to provide electric vehicles, considering what kind of cars will be most realistic for our consumers.”

HEV and PHEV are what Shinzo Abe, executive general manager at Toyota, calls the future of green cars. Still the Japanese auto giant stays open towards producing all-electric cars, at least if it that is what consumers demand.

Steve-Burns“If a company is making 98% of their profits from gas vehicles, they’re hard pressed to say ‘Buy this electric version of our truck, don’t buy the gas version.”

Workhorse CEO Steve Burns argues, the idea of an electrified pick-up has to come from market incumbents and cannot be expected from the big auto industry players.

May 23, 2017 - 10:11 am

Elon Musk, Steve Burns.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“New control algorithm feels as smooth as silk.”

Such self-promotion seems smug even if it comes from Elon Musk. The Tesla boss sings the praise for the Autopilot update due by June but his remark comes after users complained about the last update that felt a little rougher than usual.

Steve-Burns“Our goal is to be known as the electric truck company that caters to fleets. That’s why we arrived at a hybrid, or a range extender.”

What Workhorse CEO Steve Burns wants to say is that his business clients need to know that they will get the job done with an electric pick-up despite the lower electric range. The latter is due to high cost for batteries Workhorse needs to balance.

Found on electrive.com
23.06.2017 08:03