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Exclusive interview with Mr. Hashimoto, President of Mits...

Exclusive interview with Mr. Hashimoto, President of Mits...

28 April 2011
When Mitsubishi started to intensify their electric vehicle research in 2006, neither industry nor policy showed very much interest in EVs yet. Consequently in 2009, the i-MiEV was the first mass-produced EV on the m...
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Exclusive interview Brian Wynne, president of EDTA, about...

Exclusive interview Brian Wynne, president of EDTA, about...

20 April 2011
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is holding their Conference and Annual Meeting from 19-21 April in Washington. cars21.com has talked to the EDTA’s president Brian Wynne about his expectation...
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Exclusive interview with the German VDA: Battery cell sta...

Exclusive interview with the German VDA: Battery cell sta...

13 April 2011
The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) unites the manufacturers and suppliers in the German automotive industry. cars21.com has talked to Hans-Georg Frischkorn, Managing Director of the VDA, about the...
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Exclusive interview with Innomot about the Hüttlin-R...

Exclusive interview with Innomot about the Hüttlin-R...

7 April 2011
Amongst the world premieres in the Green Pavilion of the Geneva Motor Show in March was one that attracted most of the OEMs' leadership: Innomot's Hüttlin-Range-Extender®, celebrated as a “paradigm shif...
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Exclusive cars21.com Interview: Dr. Peter Harrop, IDTechEx

Exclusive cars21.com Interview: Dr. Peter Harrop, IDTechEx

1 April 2011
As the market for electric vehicles heats up, a number of key differences are appearing in global EV approaches. cars21.com has talked to Dr. Peter Harrop, founder and chairman of IDTechEx, a company that provides ind...
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Exclusive interview with Bosch: eMobility Solutions

Exclusive interview with Bosch: eMobility Solutions

23 March 2011
Bosch Software Innovations has developed a software and hardware platform for charging infrastructure that will be open to all e-mobility stakeholders including electric utilities, charging spot manufacturers, mobilit...
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Exclusive interview with Toyota: how does the plug change...

Exclusive interview with Toyota: how does the plug change...

17 March 2011
Toyota has been the unchallenged leader in the hybrid car sector for over 10 years, seems however hesitant in their move to EVs and PHEVs. cars21.com has talked to Bart Biebuyck, Senior Manager of Drivetrain Applica...
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Exclusive Interview with EUROBAT: The battery industry's ...

Exclusive Interview with EUROBAT: The battery industry's ...

11 March 2011
EUROBAT is the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, uniting 85% of the battery industry in Europe with the objective to support the development of new battery solutions especially i...
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Exclusive interview with the CEO of Punch Powertrain: Opp...

Exclusive interview with the CEO of Punch Powertrain: Opp...

3 March 2011
Punch Powertrain is a well established manufacturer of transmissions with production in Belgium and China. The company has developed a unique electric drivetrain that uses switched reluctance technology. cars21.com ha...
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Exclusive interview with BMW: the MINI E and beyond 

Exclusive interview with BMW: the MINI E and beyond 

24 February 2011
BMW’s first mass marketed electric car will hit the streets in 2013 – two years after the first movers have brought their EVs to the market. cars21.com has talked to Christophe Weerts, BMW Corporate Commun...
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Exclusive interview with Dan Squiller, CEO PowerGenix

Exclusive interview with Dan Squiller, CEO PowerGenix

16 February 2011
PowerGenix manufactures high-power, low-cost Nickel-Zinc rechargeable batteries. During the 11th AABC in Pasadena, cars21.com met up with Dan Squiller, CEO of PowerGenix and talked with him about Batteries for HEVs.&n...
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Exclusive interview with EVB Technology: Insights from th...

Exclusive interview with EVB Technology: Insights from th...

10 February 2011
EVB Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Peak, an important player in the Chinese battery market. Gold Peak recently bought Vectrix, the manufacturer of chic electric scooters, out of bankruptcy and placed ...
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Exclusive interview with Roger Bedell, CEO of Opbrid SL

Exclusive interview with Roger Bedell, CEO of Opbrid SL

3 February 2011
In October 2010, Spain-based Opbrid Transporte Sostenible S.L. introduced the Bůsbaar—an overhead, pantograph-based fast-charging station for electric buses. cars21.com has talked to Opbrid's CEO Mr. Roger ...
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Exclusive interview with Bethan Carver of EDF Energy

Exclusive interview with Bethan Carver of EDF Energy

24 January 2011
Utilities and power suppliers will have an important role to play in the EV-ecosystem and many of them are gearing up to meet the challenge. cars21.com has talked to Bethan Carver, Manager of B2C Product Development a...
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Exclusive interview with Andrew Ng, Chairman of GP Batteries

Exclusive interview with Andrew Ng, Chairman of GP Batteries

2 December 2010
During the EVS 25 in November 2010 in Shenzhen, cars21.com used the opportunity to talk to key players in the Chinese market. Among them, GP Batteries, a company of the Gold Peak Group and China's largest consumer bat...