Joe Lawrence, Elon Musk.
“California is a quarter of our U.S. sales. (In that) market it’s very important you have that powertrain not just from a regulatory perspective but for customer demand.”
Joe Lawrence, COO Porsche North America, says that hybrid powertrains are already essential. Furthermore, he hopes that given some time and economies of scale, money can “ultimately” also be made with fully electric cars.
“If Model 3 is similar at all in its market segment, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to be demand constrained.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident that the Model 3 will take its market-share, comparing it to the Model S that took over the premium segment with ease.