The work of Tesla To revolutionize electric mobility, it has led many traditional automotive companies to make the leap towards electrification of their catalog; some with more advanced levels than others, of course. But while the company led by Elon musk is the main reference of the segment, That doesn’t mean I don’t have an eye on the competition..
And it seems that the most important “concern” for Tesla it does not come from historical companies, such as Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen. Conversely, the look is on companies that are complete unknown, at least in western markets. This is how his own hinted at Elon musk during its participation in the World New Energy Vehicle Congress (via Electrek).
The CEO of Tesla He participated with a video in which he talked about the present and future of electric cars in China. In the prerecorded message, the businessman made it clear that, from his point of view, Chinese manufacturers are “the most competitive in the world”, and that to a large extent this is due to the work they do in software development.
“I have great respect for the many Chinese automakers for pushing these technologies forward. My frank observation is that Chinese automakers are the most competitive in the world, especially since some are very good at developing software. And it’s the software that is will shape the future of the automotive industry, from design to manufacturing, and especially in autonomous driving, “he said. Elon musk.
Tesla considers its real competitors to be in China
Logically, the manager did not specifically mention which companies he follows closely for their competitiveness with Tesla. However, Electrek points out that two of the Chinese companies that have made a strong commitment to software are Nio and Xpeng.
In the case of the second, the firm led by Elon musk already had a judicial confrontation with a former employee, who was Accused of stealing Autopilot source code to sell to Xpeng, where he accepted a job position. Later, the worker acknowledged that he uploaded the source code in question to his iCloud account, but denied that his intention was to steal confidential information.
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Whatever the case, at Tesla they know better than anyone the value of the Chinese market and what they must do to stay ahead. “China is the largest and most dynamic new energy vehicle market in the world. Chinese consumers want a car with smarter and better connected features. So we see great growth potential in the country for self-driving vehicles.” said Elon musk; He added: “Public sentiment and support for electric vehicles is at a never-before-seen inflection point, because it is known that this is the future. We will continue to work hard to reduce costs and increase our production rate, so that electric vehicles are as accessible as possible. “