Tag: Yoshio Ito

May 23, 2016 - 08:36 am

JB Straubel, Yoshio Ito, Matt Teske.

Jeffrey-B-Straubel“From a pure technology point of view, everything that we’ve done on vehicles translates directly into trucks. There’s no reason that today you can’t make a very compelling electric truck.”

Tesla CTO and co-founder JB Straubel suggests that the truck industry is seeing less innovation because it is more conservative, but that does not mean that existing technology will not work for trucks, too.

Yoshio-Ito“We just don’t want to be a bottleneck.”

Yoshio Ito, head of Panasonic’s automotive division, says the company is ready to move up its investment of 1.6bn dollars in Tesla’s Gigafactory to in turn move up the production schedule and meet the demand for the Model 3. Panasonic had been looking to pay in phases over the next few years.

Matt-Teske“I wanted to show that a good-looking, desirable electric car will generate real buzz and excite customers. A car is an extension of your personality and lifestyle needs. A car should make someone say ‘wow, I want that.’ Most electrics don’t elicit that response right now.”

Matt Teske, mastermind behind the fictional electric Jolt, explains the reason behind his recent social media experiment. He had created a fictitious but gorgeous sporty electric coupe for consumers straddling the line between gen x and millennials.

May 27, 2014 - 08:34 am

Yoshio Ito, Stella Li.

Yoshio-Ito“Panasonic does not have a timeframe for a decision on its investment but any expenditure this year would be small.”

Yoshio Ito, Senior Managing Executive Officer and President of the Panasonic’s automotive and industrial division, sees no need to rush regarding investments to be made in Tesla’s Gigafactory. Those will be made step-by-step and gradually.

Stella-Li-BYD“Once Tesla warms up the market, BYD should follow to pick up some real fruits.”

BYD’s Senior Vice President Stella Li confidently challenges assumptions of Tesla becoming a dominant force in the Chinese EV market. Instead as a competitor, she sees the Californian car maker as potential collaborator and points out that BYD as battery manufacturer might even become a supplier to Tesla at some point.
knowledge.ckgsb.edu.cn via forbes.com

May 23, 2014 - 08:53 am

Sergio Marchionne, Ben Scott, Yoshio Ito.

Sergio-Marchionne“If you are considering buying a 500e, I hope you don’t buy it, because every time I sell one it costs me 14,000 dollars.”

These are the blunt words of Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who had previously dubbed the selling of electric cars as “industrial masochism” he will personally try to avoid as much as possible.

Ben-Scott“The increasing variety of EVs and PHEVs is encouraging for the market, but there still needs to be more of these vehicles available to reach parity with internal combustion engine cars.”

Ben Scott, analyst for IHS Automotive, still sees the EV market in its early stage. Even though “EV adoption (is) exceeding the historical precedent of hybrids,” he said, more EVs need to be offered to get on par with conventional cars.

Yoshio-Ito“We will make sure to carry out investments one step at a time in line with demand.”

Yoshio Ito, Panasonic’s senior managing executive officer, on a possible investment in Tesla’s Gigafactory. After the company had signed a letter of intend earlier this month, Panasonic has not yet disclosed how much it would invest.


Found on electrive.com
23.05.2016 08:59