Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan6
Cadillac CEO Defends Cadillac’s Electric Lineup, 2016 Chevy Malibu, Tesla 70D, & Tesla Website Pricing Approach (Cleantech Talk #9)
April 13th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan
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: