Is Detroit More Afraid of Tesla or China?
Doug Martoccia comments under our discussion in Electric Cars Facebok group about what China may "offer" to Detroit and even Tesla in the near future when it comes to electric cars and batteries. Here is Martoccia in his own words.
Detroit may not be worried much about Tesla, but they sure as heck better worry about China. The major reason that China cannot compete in the US auto market is the immaturity of their automobile engine technology - they have a difficult time designing and manufacturing quality automobile engines that meet strict US emissions requirements.
However, EVs don't need advanced engine technology - so all China needs is advanced battery technology - a much, much easier problem.
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