I produced the graphic to explain my plan.
At that time I had not identified the Honda test centre as a potential campus.
The above video is a game simulation. The similarity between the hardware and the video graphics is amazing...
There are few real videos on you tube showing the "off road" part of the campus.
Hopefully, soon the vision will start to become reality!
When and how can applicants seek the "180 sales and manufacturing-related jobs"?
What "major partnership" stake will a larger carmaker have?
Will production be at a plant it owns?
I found this CNBC interview with Albert lam online. It was some time in 2009. He gives an overview of his business plan. It answers some of this journalists questions.
I spoke to Albert several years ago in the Hilton, Brickfields Malaysia. It was a neutral venue, where I could converse with him without any outside interruptions (as in all companies, there are some very ambitious individuals working for Lotus).
Albert as CEO of Lotus engineering at the time. "Show me the revenue stream" was his mantra.
He did give me a couple of hours of his time, which was good of him.
I wish Albert well.
I see a much better revenue stream from my proposal. Obviously, I'm biased.
Here is a video showing Albert signing the agreement with Proton.
It would be nice to have something that is functional and blends in with the desert. The nice thing about the shade roof is it could incorporate solar panels, plus I can put modular buildings underneath or even RV's for those clients who want that option. Each unit could be energy independant.
I have visited the campus and presented my ideas. I feel that should a Senior Adviser to DRB-Hicom express his approval for the proposal it might be adopted. Success is never guaranteed. I would be amazed if this didn't work out.
I feel that Petronas will move on this sooner rather than later.
DRB-Hicom, owner of Lotus and Proton have their own University and are looking at turnaround business plans. This should dovetail nicely with their globalisation wishes.