“We have to recognise that Tesla has managed to offer such a car for which people are lining up. In this area, there should also be space for us, with high quality and attractive design.”
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson credits Tesla with launching demand for electric vehicles, which he believes will also play into his own mission.
“When manufacturers say buyers aren’t interested in buying electric vehicles, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
Gina Coplon-Newfield, director of electric vehicles initiative at the Sierra Club. Her organisation had 308 tested car dealers and found that most did not know much about electric cars or were mis-informed.