Shigeru Shoji, Elon Musk, Matthew L. Wald.
“It may fly within Japan, but not globally.”
Shigeru Shoji, president Volkswagen Group Japan, has his reservations towards hydrogen vehicles. While Japan is pushing them hard, for these to become a viable and most of all global option for consumers decades might pass.
“I think that if you look out maybe two or three years from now, that I would not be surprised if there is a significant deal with Toyota.”
Elon Musk here appears to be willing to get back with Tesla’s former partner Toyota though it appears that only time (or maybe a Gigafactory) will tell.
“Lithium-ion chemistry, which has largely replaced the earlier nickel metal hydride, which itself replaced nickel cadmium, is almost certain to be supplanted by something else. The timing is uncertain, but that could make the factory’s output as useful as carbon paper or floppy disks.”
Matthew L. Wald, New York Times, takes a critical look at the deal Tesla struck with Nevada. To get the Gigafactory, the state will pay the Californian company 1.25 billion dollars over 20 years.