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Volvo move portent China/Tesla showdown?

Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:21 pm

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/05/535596277/all-new-volvo-models-will-be-electric-or-hybrid-starting-in-2019

Can Geely with Volvo's great car building technologies outpace Tesla's EV advances? Will the US EV/battery/power electronics/smart grid equipment be able to compete with China?

Will the "disruption" occur?
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Re: Volvo move portent China/Tesla showdown?

Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:54 pm

Cool to see Volvo making a strong commitment. I've said for a while that we need to have PHEV and EV options of mainline cars. If we want mass adoption, the cars need to be basically the same designs as what has been successful in the mass market. Unique EV cars mostly work for early adopters who want to make a statement or are committed to the concept.

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