Green Tesla may have a problem sourcing a blue mineral for EV batteries.
Uncertainty introduced by Brexit is killing the UK auto industry. Can carmakers do anything to mitigate it? In doing so – how far can they go? Do they have the mandate to attempt coercing governments?
In the Fall of 2017, as Tesla prepares its ambitious rollout of the Model 3, the reality of mass market electric vehicles (EVs) seems closer than ever. To tackle climate change –and pollution—many countries (e.g., France, UK, India, Norway, China) have adopted bans on fossil fuel cars in the coming decades1. Although these policies changes are promising for EVs, the sudden rush for the metals used in lithium-based batteries is, paradoxically, threatening the viability of Tesla’s supply chain and its dream to deliver a mass market EV car. The sourcing and supply of Cobalt –a crucial component of Tesla’s batteries—is a particular area of concern and could stop Elon's dream in its track.
After 100 years of innovation and sustained growth, the horseless carriage is on the precipice of disruption from somewhere that Henry Ford could never have predicted: Mother Nature
Tesla faces an operational challenge as ominous as the climate change it hopes to curtail. Will this influential electric car company innovate away from it's looming financial issues or be stomped out by big-auto?
Uber claims to be helping the environment by reducing the number of cars on the road – but what if it is actually making the problem worse?
While Tesla is addressing emission increase by creating market for sustainable vehicles, the climate change brings a challenge for sustainability of Tesla itself.
Tesla is accelerating the transition to sustainable energy by launching a more affordable electric car and by acquiring SolarCity
Even in the sustainable future, you can’t grow a Prius.
By expanding its fleet and manufacturing capacity, Tesla can take the transportation industry by storm