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    BMW expects years of difficulties for electric cars, should get better in ~7 years with doubling battery capacity

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    It has been quite difficult to follow BMW’s position on electric vehicles over the past year. The German automaker’s electric vehicle leadership under ‘BMW i’ left to join a newly formed Chinese EV startup and they announced having put their EV plans on the “back burner”.

    Now comments made by Stefan Juraschek, Vice President of Electric-Powertrain Development at BMW, are giving us a better understanding of the reason why the company is holding back when it comes to EV. more…

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    This is the approach that I would expect from most risk-adverse major manufacturers. Many of them at this point see electric cars as an inevitable outcome, but they don't see it happening in the near-term. Therefore, they don't want to make huge investments in the technology yet.

    This is why we need companies like Tesla - to push the boundaries and bring about the electric car future faster than it otherwise would happen.
     
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      Yes!! This exactly the opposite philosophy than what is guiding Elon as he was reaffirming in the video just posted by @Gilberto Pe-Curto !! True LT vision vs. short term returns... Thank you, Elon!
       

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