31 Aug '15, 8pm

“Stranded Expertise” — Why Big Auto Isn’t Big On Electric Cars

“Stranded Expertise” — Why Big Auto Isn’t Big On Electric Cars

Marc highlighted the fact that auto companies have been outsourcing more and more parts of the car in the past several decades, resulting in almost no competitive advantage outside of the engine (and basic manufacturing economies of scale and supplier connections). He said that the sluggish pace at which Big Auto was moving toward electric transport was one of the key talking points they initially had to bring in investors, but after leaving Tesla and consulting a bit for these large automakers,… he found out it was much worse than they had been saying!

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