Elon Musk, Carlos Ghosn, Alejandro Agag.
“We changed the goal of the drive unit endurance from being approximately 200,000 miles to being a million miles – basically we want drive units that just never wear out.”
During a conference call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised stockholders that problems with early drive units have been fixed, by using i.e. “automatic grease injection into the spline of the large drive unit.”
“I don’t think you’re going to see us soon in premium in electric cars. It may happen one day…this is not our priority. Our priority is the heart of the market.”
According to Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, the Japanese carmaker has no intention of building a Tesla-fighter and wants to keep its EVs mainstream, with the possibility of moving into the crossover SUV segment.
“Obviously one option is that they are replaced by someone else. That’s clearly one possibility.”
Formula E chief Alejandro Agag says that someone else might step in for team Trulli, which did not participate in the first two races of the season, as the team’s cars did not pass scrutineering.