Victor Yang, Ed Kim, Elon Musk.
“The electric car market is too small. By banding together, Tesla and others can achieve economies of scale, and when the market grows, the government will pay more attention.”
To Geely spokesperson Victor Yang, trilateral talks between Tesla, BMW and Nissan only make (common) sense, whereas BYD says it is not interested in Tesla’s technology and that its own technology is the “most advanced” already.
“It will take Tesla a bit longer to ramp up in Western Europe than in the US.”
Ed Kim, vice president of industry analysis at AutoPacific, thinks Tesla is in for slower growth in Europe than in the States, since people there are less garage and car focused.
Elon Musk’s answers the question about what he thinks is easier to achieve: going to Mars or building an EV battery for less than 5,000 dollars.