“When you look at it, their total production to date is still less than one day’s production of General Motors or Ford. So it’s filled with a lot of hype.”
Bob Lutz, former product manager at GM and one of the fathers of the Chevy Volt, says that Tesla has to develop a next generation of EVs with smaller batteries, if it wants to become an established brand.
“The opportunity with Daimler gave us an endorsement and credibility when we were an interesting phenomenon in the market.”
Said Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla vice president of business development, when he spoke with investor and Tesla board member Ehrenpreis at the recent Renewable Energy Finance Forum in San Francisco.
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