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Tesla Motors in talks with German Government - Elon talks to Sigmar, Berlin Sept.24th

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  1. ev-enthusiast

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    #1 ev-enthusiast, Sep 21, 2015
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    During his European Tour Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is in Germany this week.
    German Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Google translate; German abbreviation for the Ministry: BMWi), invited Elon Musk to a talk called "Future Economy".
    The talks will take place this week in Berlin on Wednesday 24th of September at 12:00h local time.
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    It is important to note that German subsidies for EVs are currently under revision.
    Subsidies for German car manufacturers during last couple of years have not been very successful.
    In her opening speech at international auto show IAA in Frankfurt German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked about EV progress in Germany.
    She mentioned that the German Government will decide on a new subsidy system by this year's end (link, Google translate):
    Live coverage at BMWi or at this subsite of BMWi for videos.

    Is anybody able to attend this meeting?

    @mods I did not find a thread for this topic, please feel free to move this thread to the appropriate place, thank's!
     
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    Is there any video stream for an English translation?
     
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    Link was, but is no longer, working for me. Any updates??
     
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    Musk is selling germany electric cars :)

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    I think it's a bit weird that Musk decides to talk about spacex and not about for instance the energy storage solutions of Tesla.
     
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    According to the schedule, Musk has already spoken and the session is about to break for lunch. Maybe they turned it off?
     
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    Its still going, there's Q&A now

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    the stream still works for me.
     
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    Elon just said a European car company approached TM to participate in the Supercharger network. TM expects partners to cover the cost of % of the network usage.

    Update: I bet it's either Renault-Nissan (or BMW)

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    Elon just said TM just tries to build cars and pay the bills. It sound likes on-demand car service isn't on their roadmap any time soon.
     
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    #9 ev-enthusiast, Sep 24, 2015
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    I have picked up the following points (unfortunately the video stream was interrupted both on my windows laptop and my iphone, thus missing most points! Can anybody help, please?! Maybe somone recorded the interview?):
    - Gabriel said Germany needs incentives to promote sales of EVs.
    - Charging infrastructure standard conflict that need to be harmonized.
    - CO2 pricing in Europe step by step, evolutionary, not disruptive.

    Minster Gabriel had to leave, now Musk on stage alone, this is transforming to a Tesla Motors press conference, lots of questions!
    - 2 to 2.5 years to Model 3. Need Gigafactory for cell production for Model 3.
    - Very high taxes for fuel already in Germany, but should be even higher.
    While there have been a lot of questions very strange that this session was suddenly ended although Gabriel said Musk might go on answering questions!
     
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    any kind of a link please to the partnering on supercharger network
     
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    I couldn't understand the conversation when Gabriel disagreed with Elon. Can someone share what he talked about? Something to do with the way incentives should be rolled out?
     
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    Here is a small press mention of the talk, nothing really noteworthy.

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    The video is up!

    A 200 m lonq queue of persons before the building wanted to attend the event but could not get a seat, amazing!
    Momentum is finally building in Germany:)
     
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    Moderators: Can you merge this thread with this one? Elon Musk livestream from Germany 24.9.2015 10:00 UTC

    It has a great summary, but this thread was started first.

    From the summary in that other thread:

    I would hope EU sides with Tesla. The only reason is that nobody else was moving forward on the charging network and so I feel like since Tesla used their own money and time, their charging standard should be the one to focus on.
     
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    Tesla Motors in talks with German Government - Elon talks to Sigmar, Berlin S...

    I loaded the video and went ahead to when Musk starts speaking, only to unfortunately discover that audio of the German translation was overlaid on top of his speech so I could not understand more than a small fraction of what he said. I am not complaining, of course that video was intended for a German audience. But my German language comprehension is non-existent.
    Has anyone found a video of his presentation without an overlaid German translation? Thanks.
     
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    You are lucky. The Germans just uploaded a version without translations.

     
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    Very nice! Thanks :)
     
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    The host has a weird way of conducting Q&A.

    Why collect a random pool of questions, all unrelated to one another and then ask Musk to answer them all in a broad way.

    I don't get it. Any German speakers understand what she is trying to do?
     
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    I also thought that was weird (and judging by his expression, Musk did too). I would also ask any German speakers if they can tell us why she seemed to cut the meeting short at the end? Elon was obviously prepared to answer more questions.
     
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    She said Elon could answer more questions but for some unknown reason wanted to end the official part. Maybe it was getting to informal/mixed to be representative for the Ministry.

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    Wanted to save time that way but obviously didn´t work out. In the end, Elon just asked to answer one by one question and got a big applause.

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    I did some write up on yet another thread here: Elon's trip to Europe Sep 2015
    Had asked yesterday already to join with this one...

    Pic of the line in front of Ministery of Economics:

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    Pic by Friedhelm Greis scr3.golem.de/?d=1509/musk-gabriel&a=116484&s=1
     
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    She said they are ending because economy minister left. That was weird.

     

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