Dieter Zetsche, Trevor Milton, Jens Marquardt.
“Whoever arrives too early is alone on the dance floor. Whoever comes too late may have already missed the best part.”
For Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, the time to launch an EV has to be picked as carefully as the time to arrive at a party. He says that launching the Generation EQ concept at the end of the decade is the right time to so.
“We’ve essentially solved the biggest transportation problem in our history.”
Trevor Milton, CEO of Nikola Motors, seems to be ready to take Elon Musk head on – at least in terms of communication. The company just revealed its hydrogen-electric truck, said to launch in 2020.
“It’s important for Formula E to keep its USP with racing in big cities where the people are.”
BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt doesn’t believe that the Formula E needs to go any faster, but should focus on fan interaction and virtual racing. He even believes that one day, fans could virtually race against the teams actually on the track.
Carlos Ghosn, Trevor Milton, Ron Baron.
“It’s definitely cost-competitive with diesel.”
“We believe our lithium battery packs, which should be available next year, are more energy dense and weigh less than any vehicle production pack in the world.”
Says Trevor Milton, CEO of Nikola Motor, who also believes his firm could fit a 125 kWh battery in a Tesla Model S, or help the BMW i3 to a range of over 400 miles.
“I think in this investment from here in the next 15 years, we can make 30 to 50 times our money.”
Billionaire buy-and-hold investor Ron Baron firmly believes in his Tesla investment and expects the share price to rise and rise and rise.
Trevor Milton, Charles Drevna.
“The truck is zero emissions through the hydrogen fuel cell. The turbine will only be available in other countries where we don’t have a hydrogen infrastructure.”
“Oil and natural gas, they’re not the fuels of the past and maybe the present or a necessary evil. They are the future.”
This is not the mad professor from the “Back to the future” movies but Charles Drevna, chief lobbyist of the Fueling US Forward group. An appeal to “emotion” rather than reason, clearly, but not particularly appealing.
Elon Musk, Trevor Milton, Guy McAree.
“The world does not lack for automotive companies. The world lacks for sustainable energy companies.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sees the carmaker’s takeover of SolarCity as an opportunity to set up a more holistic company. The merger had apparently been under discussion for years.
“We believe we will pass the current market leaders like Daimler, PACCAR, Volvo and Navistar in sales orders within the next 12-24 months.”
Trevor Milton, CEO and founder of Nikola Motor Company, says the manufacturer plans to do the truck industry what Tesla did to cars. Some 7,000 chargeable pre-orders for the Nikola One have already been placed, even though the truck has never been shown in real life.
“Today a fuel cell bus in North America or Europe is getting closer to the price of a diesel hybrid, which would be the next most advantageous technology from a pollution reduction perspective.”
Guy McAree, Director of Investor Relations at Ballard Power Systems, is certain that falling prices, growing efficiency and longer lifespans will help customers choose fuel cells over other alternatives.