"I worry a little bit that we are overstimulated in our belief that EVs are going to take over the world quickly."
Jim Lentz, CEO, Toyota Motor North America
"We have the disrupter-in-chief in the White House right now."
Peter Welch, CEO, National Automobile Dealers Association
"All of us have a voice, and we should be using that voice to talk to our governments to get [the tariff issue] solved."
Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar
"I think any great brand ... has to fundamentally reset expectations. It has to disprove untruths."
RJ Scaringe, CEO, Rivian
"Autonomous vehicles ... should be viewed as a tool to address present challenges, not a silver bullet for all the important issues facing cities today."
Avery Ash, head of autonomous mobility, Inrix
"Every business is about the same thing — it's about speed. If you are not in a hurry, you are probably too late."
Howard Tullman, executive director, Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship
"What you have going on here is an industry that is more self-aware than ever before and realizing that good times can't last forever."
John Murphy, managing director, automotive equity research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
"For the first time, achieving zero roadway deaths seems achievable."
Samir Salman, CEO, North America, Continental