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Audi & Porsche praising Tesla and EV's

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Gerardf, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Gerardf

    Gerardf Active Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    Culemborg, The Netherlands
    Remarkable statements from Audi & Porche in the latest EE-Times Automotive issue, to my opinion now openly confirming Tesla's / Elon's vision and the confirming the inevitable switch to EV's :

    Audi commits to electromobility – and bows to Tesla

    Audi :
    “Speed without repentance” is the promise of electromobility, according to Stefan Niemand '(*) who oversees Audi’s electromobility strategy. At the recent Technical Congress of Germany’s powerful automotive industry organization VDA, Niemand criticized the industry for missing a huge chance. At the same time, he found words of appreciation for competitor Tesla.

    and.. “Those who had ever driven electrically are lost for the internal combustion engine for all times”, Niemand (*) said.

    and : "Here comes Tesla into play – the competitor has single-handedly established such a high-performance infrastructure. The Audi manager conceded he is impressed by the American manufacturer. “I hate to admit it, but Tesla did everything right”, he said"

    Porsche :
    "Porsche R&D director Michael Steiner said there is not much headroom left for the energetic optimization potential for the automobile – at least not for the conventional one. To improve the energy efficiency of the entire mobility section in the economy, electrification is the only option, he said. “The next logical step is the electrification”, he said in his keynote speech, titled “The sports car of the future”.

    (*) Personal side note: Niemand is Dutch & German for 'Nobody'. Hope is is more important than that at Audi :rolleyes:
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    It is good to see that at least some members of the German auto industry are publicly acknowledging EVs and praising Tesla in particular.
  3. Festerfeet

    Festerfeet Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Chengdu, Sichuan,China
    VW group has to do something to recover its reputation. This sounds like they are ready to seriously attempt to compete in the EV market, which can only be a good thing.

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