Tesla’s long-term play on batteries gets praise from German auto executive - Teslarati
Teslarati.com - Wed 9 Jan 17:23 GMT

Tesla’s long-term play on batteries gets praise from German auto executive - Teslarati

When Elon Musk proposed his idea of building a Gigafactory to manufacture batteries for Tesla’s electric cars, many were skeptical. The company’s skeptics were quick to jump on the opportunity to criticize the daring venture, and even the MIT Technology Revie…

  When Elon Musk proposed his idea of building a Gigafactory to manufacture batteries for Tesla’s electric cars, many were skeptical.

  Tesla also stands as the most notable electric car maker that produces its own battery cells.

  For BMW Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board Manfred Schoch, Tesla’s long-term play on electric car batteries was a strategic decision.

  In his recent interview, Schoch ultimately called on BMW’s executives to explore the idea of producing the company’s own battery cells for its upcoming electric cars.

  Schoch’s statements on Tesla comes amidst Germany’s best year for electric vehicle sales yet.