“Whether that’s actually wise is a separate question, and as I said earlier, it’s going to make sense to do localised production at least on a continent basis.”
While Elon Musk believes the Fremont facility and Gigafcatory could “scale up to 1m vehicles,” he also thinks it sensible to produce more locally or at least continental, esp. to keep logistic cost down.
“If you go to Silicon Valley, and I was there a couple of weeks ago, 50 percent of all the startups last year had some sort of mobility in their title – 50 percent.”
BMW sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson is well-impressed by the tech-mekka’s transition to transport – or transport’s transition to technology. He warns the industry to brace for more change within the decade “than we have seen in the last 100” years.
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