• January 5, 2022

 Alex A. Molinaroli: An Overview of His Background and Current Position

Alex A Molinaroli is the President and CEO of Johnson Controls. He has a long history in sustainability, going back to his time at General Motors where Alex A Molinaroli was a founder of the company’s Global Environmental Quality department.

Alex A Molinaroli track record shows he is no friend to electric vehicle manufacturers like Tesla Motors. Indeed, Johnson Controls has a well-known and long-running infatuation with producing gasoline fueled internal combustion engine powered equipment instead of sustainable electric or hybrid alternatives.

It doesn’t come as any surprise then that the car company (and appliance maker) has come out with yet another report saying that electric vehicles are just not ready to take over the vehicle market.

This time, Johnson Controls has gone to McKinsey & Company (a consulting firm) for help writing “The Essential Element – Why, When and How Electric Vehicles can Contribute to Meeting Climate Targets.” This supplement paper is meant to accompany McKinsey & Company’s “Turning the Corner on the Zero-Emission Vehicle Challenge” (which was released in March 2015 and is available for free download).

Alex Molinaroli’s career is detailed in this article: https://modernelectron.com/advisors/alex-molinaroli/

What might be surprising to some readers is that this report doesn’t seem to take any of Tesla Motors’ recent announcements into account. For instance, it doesn’t look at vehicle traction batteries, or Tesla’s new Model S 100D with an EPA range of 335 miles, nor does it really discuss anything on Elon Musk’s plans for the future.

But you don’t have to just take our word for it. McKinsey & Company wrote this report without any input from Tesla Motors at all. The first line of the document says, “Tesla Motors has recently announced a new all-electric vehicle with a range of more than 200 miles. This paper provides an independent perspective on how this could contribute to climate goals.”

The truth is that Tesla’s cars have been available for almost three years now, and while the Model S may not be able to go 200 miles on a single charge, it is the first long-range electric vehicle that you can actually buy today at reasonable prices.