smart fortwo Gets Tesla Technology Tesla teaming with Daimler…

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smart fortwo Gets Technology: Tesla teaming Daimler on EV project

Industry say electrification and energy policy needed

After clandestinely with Daimler for more a year, Tesla CEO, and Product Architect Elon says he now can reveal plans to components and battery technology to 1000 smart fortwo EVs by

The German automaker and the Silicon manufacturer of electric vehicles the collaboration in late 2007, to Musk, exploring the possibilities the smart car line.

Speaking at the of Automotive Analysts annual in Detroit, Musk said is collaborating to produce a micro car as an EV in that will involve an initial thousand vehicles and feedback. If the economics are successful, it expand to tens of thousands of Musk said.

When asked if the Daimler was an exclusive partnership, Musk Daimler never asked for an arrangement. Hopefully we will do it with a few other companies as We are not interested in marketing stunts. We to build a compelling car at a compelling at high volume, he said.

that include Detroit? The have played this up to be Valley vs. Detroit, and nothing is from the truth, he said. with a Detroit automaker off late last year, he and he isn’t sure exactly Musk did not rule out the possibility of collaborations.

I view this as a national issue, he said, speaking of the for electric cars. He believes gas will go higher — to the $6 or $7 a range. What is going to in the next four years, we only one direction (to go).

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Speaking earlier at the conference, Emily Kolinksi Morris Ford Motor Company data that suggested $1 decrease in cost of gasoline per frees up 100 billion dollars of spending for the US economy. Increasing prices leaves fewer with the discretionary money to buy and the money spent on gasoline not all re-circulate in the U.S. economy.

Rod an analyst with Deutsche suggests the auto industry be on the verge of a new business model, if officials support policy that will help the adoption of electric cars. A with electric companies allow people to sign a for a car like they do now with a phone — get a free car for a with two-year contract for miles worth of electricity per Automakers could get a percent of the revenue — hypothetically two a mile.

Like the cell phone automakers and electricity suppliers draw circles around to target the first recharging Denmark and Israel are already at the model and making investments to Lache. Big cities and closed environments like Hawaii potentially be first adopters.

Finbarr O Neill, President of Powers said the key question is there be a strategic energy a sentiment echoed by Lache, who the government’s energy security could make or break the automakers. In the next five we will see more dramatic of a shift (in the auto industry) the last 50 to 100 years.

Growth eventually be fueled by electrification, the say. Otherwise, brace for an extended period of decline.

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