30 Aug '13, 6pm

Elon Musk gives his opinion of the Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF (video)

Elon Musk gives his opinion of the Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF (video)

Here's the video. There's an intro about something else, but it soon becomes about Musk's take on the competition: On paper it seems like Musk is bad-mouthing competitors, but after seeing countless interviews with him, I think it's just that he's being honest and there's no malice involved. I don't think he would hold back if a competitor made an electric vehicle that made him go "wow". In fact, he's said often that the whole reason he got involved with Tesla was to catalyze the industry and encourage others to transition to EVs faster than they would otherwise. It's not like he wants all the market for himself, he knows he needs all automakers to work this huge problem - making transportation sustainable - to make progress. His criticism also makes sense in the context of Musk's personality. He has very high standards, a bit like the late Steve Jobs. Apple wasn't the fir...

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