Tag: Tony Seba

May 18, 2017 - 08:23 am

Tony Seba, Raj Nair.

Tony-Seba“What the cost curve says is that by 2025 all new vehicles will be electric, all new buses, all new cars, all new tractors, all new vans, anything that moves on wheels will be electric, globally.”

Given that Prof. Tony Seba is a Stanford University economist, this may be more than wishful thinking. He bases his “Rethinking Transportation” report on data dealing with “market, consumer and regulatory dynamics” and on existing technology only.
priceofoil.org, rethinkx.com (full report, download)

Raj-Nair“A lot has changed since 2013. I think hydrogen fuel-cell technology is a very spikey technology progression and there are times that we feel like we are really progressing fast and then it’s going slow.”

Ford CTO Raj Nair denounces previous plans of a hydrogen car, saying the timeline has changed. Ford initially formed an alliance with Mercedes and Nissan to develop a mass-market FCV by 2017.

Nov 30, 2016 - 08:00 am

Tony Seba, Alain Uyttenhoven, Changfu Wang.

Tony-Seba“A lot of OEMs, even though they are talking big about EVs, are still living in an ICE kind of world. You still hear Daimler talking about making 10 EV brands by 2025. Hello! By 2025 every car will be electric.”

Clean energy and transportation expert Tony Seba sees the EV as disruptive and also predicts that the “whole world is going electric, self-driving and sharing.” Yet, only some firms are getting ready.

Alain-Uyttenhoven“Other companies need a few batteries and plugs to hit that target, but even with the growth of our SUV sales we are on course to be below 95g/km.”

Lexus Europe boss Alain Uyttenhoven says his company does not require PHEV in its line-up to fulfil regulations for now. He also believes in rising hybrid sales due to increased pressure on diesels.

Wang-Chuanfu“If we manage to replace a city’s entire fleet of buses and taxis – which amounts to just about 2% of its overall number of vehicles – with electric vehicles, we can cut an average 30% in emissions from urban transportation.”

BYD Chairman Changfu Wang thinks that cities are the key to a greener future. BYD supports the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

Jun 15, 2016 - 08:46 am

Wilko Stark, Tony Seba, Rainer Baake.

Wilko-Andreas-Stark“Regarding the emissions legislation we have in the USA, Europe and also in China, all the OEMs have to go into electric cars to meet the CO2 regulations. It is imperative, it is a must.”

Wilko Stark, strategy chief at Mercedes-Benz, believes that Tesla will soon have to share the spot light, as other companies are rolling out their EV strategies. The manufacturer says it not only wants to trump the California EV maker, but stay ahead of the game compared to other OEMs.

Tony-Seba“You will soon be able to get Porsche performance for Buick prices and when you get that, neither Porsche nor Buick are able to compete.”

Stanford researcher and professor Tony Seba believes that by 2025, people will only by EVs because they will become cheaper than petrol cars and because the maintenance cost is so low.

Rainer-Baake“We don’t have any answers to cut truck emissions right now but we do have answers for cars.”

German deputy minister Rainer Baake says that all newly registered cars need to be emission free by 203 to reach pollution reduction goals. Germany wants to cut CO2 emissions by 80 to 90 percent by 2050.

May 25, 2016 - 07:01 am

Tony Seba, Frank Faga.

Tony-Seba“It’s the end of energy and transportation as we know it, and it’s coming very quickly. It’s going to be over by 2030; it has started already.”

This is Stanford University lecturer Tony Seba’s prognosis for a world independent from fossil fuels that runs on electricity instead. Electric cars are one factor among battery storage, and solar power that drive this dramatic change over the next 15 years.

anonym“I’d be really surprised if he can launch production by next July. But this is a guy who says he’s going to Mars. Who am I to say he can’t do this?”

Frank Faga, an auto manufacturing consultant, comments on many analysts’ doubt regarding Tesla’s accelerated production plans for the Model 3. The EV maker is urging suppliers to get ready to deliver parts for 400,000 economy EV by 2018.

Apr 22, 2016 - 08:56 am

Elon Musk, Tony Seba, Håkan Samuelsson.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“We have an idea for something which is not exactly a bus, but would solve the density problem in intercity situations. I think we need to rethink the whole concept of public transport and create something that people are actually gonna like a lot more. I don’t want to talk too much about it.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted at an autonomous transportation service during his visit in Norway. While he did not give much information, he did say that he was not talking about the Hyperloop and that self-driving cars were key to his vision.

Tony-Seba“So, in fact, the end of the ICE vehicle era may happen faster than my 2025 prediction. By the way, this is not just the end of the ICE car era. My prediction is that by 2025 all new vehicles will be electric: cars, SUVs, trucks, buses, tractors, anything that moves on the ground with wheels.”

Tony Seba, researcher at Stanford University, predicts electric cars will soon become much cheaper than its petrol-driven predecessors, disrupting the market as early as 2020. Also because the price of vehicles with combustion engines is rising faster than expected.

Hakan-Samuelsson“It is a deliberately ambitious target. It is going to be a challenge, but Volvo wants to be at the forefront of this shift to electrification.”

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson comments on the manufacturer’s goal to sell one million electrified cars by 2025. The first all-electric Swedish vehicle is said to hit the road by 2019.

Apr 8, 2015 - 09:03 am

Tony Seba, Ludwig Willisch.

Tony-Seba“All new mass market vehicles will be EVs by 2030.”

This is the prediction of futurist Professor Tony Seba from Stanford University. He bases his forecasts on steeply falling costs of energy storage as well as production.

Ludwig-Willisch“I wouldn’t say I don’t see any competition, but I still see that a BMW 5 Series and a Tesla are totally different animals.”

BMW North America CEO Ludwig Willisch does not openly want to go head-to-head with the Californian disruptor, especially as the German carmaker is concentrating on plug-in hybrids for the time being.


Jul 17, 2014 - 08:54 am

Elon Musk, Tony Seba, Diarmuid O'Connell.

Elon-Musk“The Roadster had an old generation battery. We’ll upgrade it to a new generation battery pack and it should have a range of about 400 miles, which will allow you to drive from LA to San Francisco non-stop.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk puts some concrete numbers behind the upcoming update of the Roadster (we reported).

Tony-Seba“Within the next 10 to 15 years, everything is going to change in transportation. It’s going to be the biggest transformation of transport in a century – since the gasoline engine disrupted horses.”

Tony Seba, energy expert from Stanford University, sees the end of cars as we know them drawing very near. Already by 2030, autonomously driving vehicles might have become our preferred means of transport.

Diarmuid-O-Connell“I am furious at any allegation that any public money was spent on the Supercharger network. Those sites have been paid for entirely by Tesla Motors — which continues to spend money in expanding the network.”

Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice president of business development, firmly challenges a claim made by Hyundai. The Korean carmaker’s representative felt left alone by the U.S. government with regards to hydrogen technology.

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