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Browsing the "Saft" Tag

Oil Company Total & Groupe PSA Form “Automotive Cells Company”

September 8th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A few years ago, it seemed obvious to us electric vehicle fanatics that the transportation sector would switch to electricity. Today, you have to be completely blind to or ignorant of trends in the auto world to not realize that road transport is going to electrify fairly soon, which means much less demand for oil


Breakdown Of Interdependency Between Big Auto & Big Oil

October 9th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid

Some years back I visited one of the major automobile manufacturers with some investor clients of mine. We met the CTO of that particular company, who asked us "what is the biggest mistake the automobile industry has made in the last century?" Despite the varied responses from the audience, we were all surprised by his answer: "We never controlled the fuel value chain" and to that he added "and we won’t make the same mistake with electric cars."


Total’s $1.1 Billion Saft Acquisition & Tom’s BMW i5 — Cleantech Talk #26

May 16th, 2016 | by Matthew Klippenstein

In episode #26 of Cleantech Talk, Matthew and I tackled Tom Moloughney’s vision for the BMW i5, how BMW could potentially compete with Tesla Motors and the Tesla Model 3. We then chatted about a fascinating recent acquisition -- Total's majority control acquisition of Saft -- and the general topic of Total's apparent leadership among oil companies in the transition to clean energy



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