“100,000 would have been an impressive number. Now, with some 400,000 pre-orders, the number is almost unbelievable. […] The Model 3 was probably the real wake up call for the rest of the industry.”
During a visit to Norway, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests the Model 3 reservation bonanza isn’t just great for his company, but for the automotive industry.
“We talk a lot about pollution, CO2, climate change, and we have to take that into consideration when we discuss regulations for ongoing championships.”
FIA president Jean Todt doesn’t think it’s just consumer vehicles that need a fuel upgrade, but also race cars.
“Our goal is to build a high-end, high-performance electric car for half the price of a Tesla car.”
NextEV doesn’t yet have a car to sell, but co-founder Li Bin expects the internet-focused company to roll out cars that traditional automakers cannot match.
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