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Mike Flewitt - Mclaren Automotive CEO on hybrids, full EV's and Autonomous vehicles

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by andrerodpt, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. andrerodpt

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    This is an interesting interview conducted by evo to the CEO of one of the major sports car brand in the world. Surely one of the most important today - Mclaren Automotive.

    Let me say I'm very sorry for the quality of the photos, but I think the important can be read. I highly recommend the magazine to every... ahem... petrolhead(?)... erm... ok anyone that loves cars.

    I'll just highlight this quotes:
    "[on the task of engineering the "Thrill of Driving" to an EV] Making it fast enough isn't a challenge. Tesla are building vehicles weighing two, two-and-a-half tons that have got phenomenal acceleration, and building an EV is actually probably more straightforward than a conventional powertrain."

    "(...) For track use we've actually looked at how long people go out on tracks and typically 20 or 30 minutes at a time is a good use, then you come back in and put in on a rapid charge. You'll get it back up very quickly to about 80 per cent battery and then go out, use it and enjoy it."

    "[on autonomous] First of all, I see it as an inevitability. On a very personal level, I don't have a any problem driving but that's kind of irrelevant because it is where I see the world going and it does drive safety and it will drive efficiency as well".




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