Rupert Stadler, Ashlee Vance.
“A free parking space for electric cars in the city centre alone will not be enough. We need massive investments in charging infrastructure.”
Clear words from Rupert Stadler, head of Audi. He is calling on the German government to be more active in aiding electric mobility in the country and to dig into the state’s pocket to create real framework conditions.
automobilwoche.de (in German)
“In the automotive industry, Tesla faces very serious threats, particularly from other luxury carmakers that have started to take it seriously and have responded with decent electric vehicles. These companies are still years behind in software, but they hold a major manufacturing lead over Tesla, so that’s a real battle.”
Ashlee Vance, author of the Elon Musk biography, expects that other carmakers will continue to compete with Tesla technology and might prove fierce competitors.
Elon Musk, Ashlee Vance.
“We got quite adventurous with the Model X. We won’t go super crazy with the design of the initial version of the Model 3.”
Says Tesla CEO Elon Musk, adding that the Model 3 is all about “super high volume” and less about excitement, meaning delays will not be tolerated. The release date is set for spring 2016, with Model 3 deliveries starting in 2017.
“Where Mark Zuckerberg wants to help you share baby photos, Musk wants to … well … save the human race from self-imposed or accidental annihilation.”
Ashlee Vance, author of the biography “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” here almost idolises the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who he otherwise praises as dedicated visionary and true innovator.
sfgate.com, bloomberg.com (preview of the book online)
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