Elon Musk has been at the forefront of the electric vehicle race since he joined Tesla in 2004. Musk has been a major influencer in all things tech ever since. Time even named him 2021 Person of the Year. Elon has even become a huge player in the cryptocurrency market. The major American vehicle manufacturers have a lot of catching up to do.
A recent report noted that General Motors planned to invest $6.6 billion in infrastructure to build EVs. The goal is to ultimately dethrone Tesla as kings of the electric vehicle marketplace. GM hopes to do so by 2025.
Elon Musk recently responded to a tweet about the plan. The Whole Mars Blog pointed out that last quarter, GM sold 26 electric vehicles. In that same quarter, Tesla delivered 308,600.
“They appear to have some room for improvement”
Tesla were the first major players in the U.S. EV market. Musk’s company has a huge head start over the other leading vehicle manufacturers. The enormous wealth of Elon and his willingness to invest in new technologies helps tremendously.
Time will tell if GM, Ford, and others are able to catch up to Elon Musk and Tesla. For now, Elon is confident that his company will remain the industry leader. GM has set some very ambitious goals. Musk isn’t quite sure if they can be reached.