“This is why we have now reached the next milestone: Electric mobility is competitive and ready to enter the market.”
Matthias Wissmann is the president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and he is convinced that German carmakers did a good job and obtained a leading position in terms of alternative drivetrains.
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“General Motors and Ford didn’t start out with franchises. They started out direct to market. It took them years to build the marketing system they have now.”
Timothy Eustace, Democratic Assemblyman in New Jersey, says that he had no idea what was going on when Tesla was voted out of the state in a meeting two weeks ago. Eustace is backing Tesla and has authored a proposal that seeks to amend state law to allow any electric carmaker to sell directly to customers.