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Barra: GM to stay on course set by Akerson

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by RobStark, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. RobStark

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    Hmmm....how could this be so when in 15 years they will still have the Volt and ICEs and others will be dominating the EV market......

     
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    Okay, so still won't have to worry about them.
     
  4. RobStark

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    GM's Warren Battery Labs are full of very smart scientist.

    GM's alternative propulsion group is full of very smart electrical engineers, many who have worked at Tesla and know what Tesla is doing. But they are considered weirdos by GM Big Wigs.

    GM hired Marc Tarpenning as a consultant. Marc is a Tesla co-founder but no longer with the company. He gave them a blueprint on how to leverage GM's resources to crush Tesla.

    Marc's report is gathering dust in some file cabinet.

    Although they have some very smart people, GM is institutionally incapable of making consistently good decisions.

    Whether the CEO is a man, woman, or transgendered it does not matter.

    And the situation is similar but not as bad at Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda, Ford, and Fiat-Chrysler.

    Nissan-Renault is a bit better and Hyundai's success is so recent they are not quite so full of themselves yet.

    But no one has a serious competitor for the Model S on the horizon.
     
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    Wait, wait, wait....I didn't know this. wow. GM is going to die a slow and painful death and they will get to see how it goes first hand....poor thing.
     
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    She says that now, but im sure GM will adapt to the market. If the market goes full steam with EVs then GM will have no choice but to create an EV. It wouldnt make much sense to stick with cars that are failing to sell big numbers.
     
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    That's what they did last time, and it's basically the same mindset that's running GM now.
     
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    Big companies cannot turn their business around that quickly, by the time they realize that the ICE age is over, companies like Tesla, Samsung and many more will be building EV's that people want to buy. Then it's into the history books for GM, just like Kodak.
     
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    To take something from a great movie: "I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way." - Dead Poets Society
     

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