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Former GM CEO speaks out in favor of Tesla

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by Grendal, Dec 22, 2014.

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  1. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    Former General Motors CEO Speaks Out In Support Of Tesla Motors

    “No other car manufacturer has achieved a global brand so quickly, it’s a huge accomplishment for this hard-charging executive. Teslas are beautifully designed with great pick up and first class engineering.”

    That shows a lot of class to speak well of a competitor. Granted he is the ex-CEO, however. That gives him a little more leeway to say what he wants.
     
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    I wonder what he would say about Tesla's direct sales model, as an ex-CEO no longer beholden to the dealers.
     
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    Realistically speaking, this was the outsider, non-automotive CEO who parachuted into GM while they went through the bailout and bankruptcy process. It probably shouldn't be given as much weight as would the same comments from a CEO who'd had a career there.
     
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    Yup, I agree. Akerson's a bright, capable guy, but he's not a car industry veteran. Nice to see him recognize Tesla and Musk, though.
     

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