As the electric car industry continues to grow, Tesla has emerged as one of the most prominent players in the market. However, according to Bruce Greenwald, a professor at Columbia University and one of the world’s leading authorities on value investing, there is no chance that Tesla will dominate the auto industry in twenty years. Despite Tesla’s claims of offering an ecosystem with solar panels, databases, and charging stations, Greenwald remains skeptical. He suggests that other car manufacturers also have these features, and Tesla’s “talking its book.” As the competition heats up, customers may also look for unique tesla accessories that stand out in the market.
In his recent interview with Yahoo, Bruce Greenwald discussed why there is no chance Tesla will dominate the car market in twenty years from now. Here’s an excerpt from the discussion:
Host: So just to follow that point that would not necessarily bode well to your thinking for Tesla shareholders?
Greenwald: Absolutely not! I mean 20 years from now do you really think that they’re going to dominate the auto market? Not a chance! And we know what a competitive auto market looks like because in that market most of the big companies have flirted with bankruptcy at one time or another.
Host: But just to follow quickly, Elon Musk will say it’s not just a car Bruce Greenwald, it’s an ecosystem with a computer connected to a database connected to solar panels.
Greenwald: Yeah go ahead, and you think other car makers don’t have that. They don’t have computers. They don’t have databases. They don’t have solar panels. Give me a break.
And if you’re going to have charging stations… you know Apple always used to try this. When they tried iTunes, they tried it only working with Apple computers and you know the iPod, didn’t work at all.
So when you have charging stations they’re going to serve all the cars.
Elon Musk is talking his book.
You can watch the entire discussion here:
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