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W Edward Deming: 90% of auto problem - Management

Brando

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Sep 27, 2016
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Recent examples from GM and BMW

GM introduces EV1 with lead acid batteries - improves to Metal Hydride - then stops and crushes EV1s.
GM still seems clueless.

- Averages ~$4billion/year in Ads ~$40 billion 2008-2018
- market share drops every year for over 60 years
- stock buy backs over ~$20 billion since since US tax payers bail out of $11 billion
side note:
- Tesla total R&D <$6 billion 2008-2028
- GigaFactory 1 ~$5 billion when they finally finish building about 40% so far.

Today? :
GM Makes Empty EV Promises As Strike Talks Continue | CleanTechnica

BMW decides to drop i3 ??
BMW i3 = #1 Electric Vehicle In Germany In August, Record Performance | CleanTechnica
Why The i3's Success Is Bad News For BMW
 

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