Tag: Tim Cook

Jun 14, 2017 - 07:53 am

Tim Cook, Ron Baron.

Tim-Cook“We’re focusing on autonomous systems- It’s a core technology that we view as very important.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook states the firm’s car plans finally. Apple will focus on technology first rather than building its own vehicles. Project Titan remains on the table but untouched although Cook described electric driving as a “marvellous experience.”

Ron-Baron“I think it is going to be about $500 to $600 next year, and I think it is going to be $1,000 in 2020.”

Is it wishful thinking or prescience that Billionaire investor Ron Baron exhibits here one wonders. Probably a bit of both given that he has invested in Tesla himself.

Feb 24, 2016 - 09:14 am

Mate Rimac, Tim Cook, Bill Gates.

Mate-Rimac“As far as I know, we are the only profitable company producing electric cars, but only because we could not have survived any other way; we didn’t have money to burn. We make the best electric car, that’s our forte.”

Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of the Croatian electric supercar-maker Rimac Automobili, seems content with only catering to a niche.

Tim-Cook“For us, we’ve never been about being first. We’ve been about being best.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook did (of course) not confirm whether the IT giant is working on an EV or not. But he did say that Apple likes to explore a product even if it is never build. But if the company begins to spend money, then it is committed.

Bill-Gates“Within the next 15 years, I expect the world will discover a clean-energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world.”

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is confident about the future. He announced that, as part of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, he will give one billion dollars of his private money for the development of new technologies to fight climate change.

Dec 22, 2015 - 09:00 am

Padmasree Warrior, Tim Cook.

Padmasree-Warrior“There are areas where automotive technology is not mature. That’s where we will innovate.”

Padmasree Warrior, CEO of the U.S. division NextEV, is the newest addition to the Chinese start-up. She says she will help access advanced technology to optimise the entire transportation experience, which is what NextEV aims to do.

Tim-Cook“One of the great things about Apple is we probably have more secrecy here than the CIA.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook laughed off an interview question about whether the electronics giant was venturing into the car business. He hinted before that the automotive industry will “see significant changes,” but what exactly Apple is up remains a secret.


Nov 24, 2015 - 09:01 am

Bernie Sanders, Diarmuid O'Connell, Tim Cook.

Bernie-Sanders“To hell with the fossil fuel industry.”

U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders blames climate change for many problems in this world, i.e. for the rise of the Islamic State. The article itself includes some interesting language, like that climate change is “allegedly induced by carbon emissions.” Nothing alleged about it – it’s a proven fact!

Diarmuid-O-Connell“What we need on the road is more zero-emission vehicles, and in mass quantities. With the exception of Tesla, Nissan and perhaps BMW, most manufacturers are only putting the minimum numbers they need into the market to meet the regulations.”

Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice president of business development, supports California’s current state legislature, prioritizing ZEVs. Others argue that the number of zero-emission miles is more important, and therefore want to see more plug-in hybrids on the road.

Tim-Cook“I think there’s some significant changes in the automobile industry over the next several years with electrification and autonomous driving. And there’s a need for a focus on user interface. And so I think there’s a lot of changes that will go on there.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t announce any iCar plans, but says that electrification and self-driving cars create new points of intersection between man and machine, needed to steer the new technologies.

Oct 21, 2015 - 08:42 am

Stefan Sommer, Dieter Manz, Tim Cook.

stefan-sommer-zf“Electromobility is coming – and in view of current controversies over car emissions, perhaps even sooner than we first thought.”

ZF CEO Dr. Stefan Sommer gives us his reasoning on why the supplier chose to set up a dedicated electric mobility division at its Schweinfurt base.

Dieter-Manz“Germany needs a Gigafactory.”

Dieter Manz, CEO of engineering firm Manz, is urging the German automobile industry to make its own batteries as otherwise nothing but dependance from imports awaits. However, some might say that it is already a little too late to recover the gap.
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Tim-Cook“It would seem like there will be massive change in that industry, massive change.”

This is Apple CEO Tim Cook pushing the rumour mill around the iCar, while raising pressure on established carmakers. Yet, he did not say anything a little more concrete.

Mar 12, 2015 - 09:54 am

Tim Cook, Richard Walker, James Derek Sapienza.

Tim-Cook“We don’t really have a relationship with Tesla. I’d love Tesla to pick up CarPlay. Was that a good way to avoid the question?”

This is Apple CEO Tim Cook’s “non-answer” when asked by his company’s shareholders about a possible acquisition of Tesla. Looks like the final word might not have been spoken on this matter…

Richard-Walker“This validates what we’re doing. When the big boys come in, it helps.”

Zero Motorcycles CEO Richard Walker here refers to both Harley Davidson and Polaris now taking their first steps into the electric motorcycle market. Competition is on.

anonym“If NanoFlowcell can deliver some production-ready prototypes to the media this year, it just might silence the naysayers once and for all. If not, it may just go down in history as another batch of pretty concepts.”

James Derek Sapienza from CheatSheet asks in his article, whether the NanoFlowcell concepts shown in Geneva can be the future of electric performance cars. So far, many in the industry remain sceptic, since the company has yet to deliver on its promises.


Found on electrive.com
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