“The disruption of Detroit has a name, and it’s Tesla Motors Inc.”
The Detroit News‘ business columnist Daniel Howes not only praises Tesla, but lashes out at established carmakers. He accuses GM, for example, of “playing a more conservative game than it talks.”
“We don’t really have a product for this competition from Tesla. In the long term we have some great vehicles … but they are virtual at this point.”
This unnamed Daimler shareholder was not the only one demanding answers from Mercedes managers about how they will handle the competition from California’s Silicon Valley.
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