Tag: Tony Posawatz

Apr 1, 2015 - 08:47 am

Tony Posawatz, Dan Sperling.

Tony-Posawatz“Although I commend Tesla with what they’re doing with the continual upgrade and increase of the faster-charging Supercharger infrastructure. But the software announcement didn’t solve either of those. It just helps someone manage the range anxiety.”

Tony Posawatz, former head of carmaker Fisker and former GM executive, does not see range anxiety as a thing of the past. He says that range is still an issue, as long as customers cannot (in his eyes) “accommodate their everyday life and the spontaneous things that happen.”

Dan-Sperling“If we provided a more flexible approach, we are likely to get far more e-miles in 2030 than we would with pure EVs. I really don’t believe by 2030 we’re going to be able to get a really large market penetration with pure EVs.”

Dan Sperling, a member of the California Air Resources Board and director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis, argues that electric miles driven by plug-in hybrid vehicles need to be added to the equation of ZEV rules, instead of just counting miles driven by BEVs.

Oct 24, 2014 - 08:36 am

Mitsuhisa Kato, Tony Posawatz.

Mitsuhisa-Kato“Our goal in the mid-term is to offer a hybrid model in all the model segments. Yet we must get the costs down further in order to put this technology into the smallest cars.”

Toyota development chief Mitsuhisa Kato confirms that the carmaker’s push for hybridisation could even include the small Aygo city car.

Tony-Posawatz“I do have some general concerns around their ability to make a profitable model that’s a high-volume model.”

Tony Posawatz, formerly the CEO at Fisker Automotive and once an executive at GM, says Tesla’s business model is not sustainable because it depends too much on ZEV credits. And with his recent success, he should know a bad strategy when he sees one.

Apr 17, 2014 - 08:09 am

Didier Leroy, Tony Posawatz.

Didier-Leroy“Fuel cell technology will take time before it takes off. To help that happen we will bring a reasonable number of cars to Europe. The volume will be limited, but they will be visible on the streets.”

Didier Leroy, Toyota Europe’s president, is determined to introduce hydrogen cars to the market. The first Toyota FCV is set to launch by 2015.

Tony-Posawatz“The fascinating thing is the technology helps facilitate the fuelling process by increasing the speed, but also if you have many of these installations you could reduce battery size and cost.”

Tony Posawatz, who has helped GM to create their Volt before he attempted to save Fisker, thinks that inductive charging will have the most impact on EV adoption in the near term.


Found on electrive.com
01.04.2015 08:23