Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Cars

Cadillac CEO Defends Cadillac’s Electric Lineup, 2016 Chevy Malibu, Tesla 70D, & Tesla Website Pricing Approach (Cleantech Talk #9)


First of all, if you missed last week’s Cleantech Talk episode, I’m sure it’s one you don’t want to miss — be sure to listen to Chris and I interview Tesla Cofounder and Wrightspeed Founder & CEO Ian Wright.

This week’s Cleantech Talk podcast was an especially interesting one, imho. The first story Chris DeMorro and I discussed was a particularly fun one because it’s about the CEO of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen, and Johan dropped several comments on Chris’s article in response to the article. The short story is that Johan said in 2009 (when he was heading up Audi) that anyone who bought a Chevy Volt was an idiot. Now, he’s the CEO of Cadillac, and the company is reportedly pulling the plug on the Cadillac ELR. I think you get the idea. Johan, however, jumped onto the Gas2 article (on a Sunday, no less) to defend himself and Cadillac’s electric interest and ambitions.

That led us into a discussion of the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, a car that is bigger than the Toyota Prius but has almost the same efficiency… and is largely based on the Chevy Volt drivetrain (despite not being a plug-in car).

Of course, we got around to some Tesla news, talking about the Model S 70D, Tesla’s current lineup, and Tesla’s super controversial website pricing approach. We go beyond the articles, of course, but for our articles on those matters, see:

Tesla Launches All-Wheel Drive Model S 70D, & 3 New Colors

Tesla Model S 70D Replaces S60, 240 Miles Range For $75,000

Elon Musk: Since Most Tesla Owners Do Save $10,000 In Gas Costs Over 5 Years, We’re Sticking With Advertising Prices Minus These Costs

You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player above, on SoundCloud, on iTunes, or by downloading the podcast and then listening.

This article was also published on Gas2.org and EVObsession.com.

 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 

Advertisement
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA], NIO [NIO], Xpeng [XPEV], Ford [F], ChargePoint [CHPT], Amazon [AMZN], Piedmont Lithium [PLL], Lithium Americas [LAC], Albemarle Corporation [ALB], Nouveau Monde Graphite [NMGRF], Talon Metals [TLOFF], Arclight Clean Transition Corp [ACTC], and Starbucks [SBUX]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.

Comments

You May Also Like

Autonomous Vehicles

Background: My wife and I have been driving our Tesla Model 3 for ~2.3 years. We commute 1500 miles between our homes in Utah...

Electric Cars

There was a time when traditional automakers could have stymied Tesla’s growth story. Is it possible they missed their window? Christiaan Hetzner at Fortune reports,...

Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed the results of its Tesla Model Y crash safety tests recently. Like all Teslas, the Model...

Cars

Last month, I wrote this article comparing Tesla’s Q3 2021 accident data with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) report Early Estimate of...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.