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⚡ "Who Owns Our Electric Future?"

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Host: Kinsey Grant
Guest: Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors
Category: Biz & Tech | ⚡ Innovation

Podcast’s Essential Bites:

[3:54] “We have to address the impact that vehicles have on our environment. And we believe shifting to an all electric future is the right thing to do and we’ve got the technology to enable that for everyone.”

[6:10] “I think customer interest is coming, because we are getting vehicles now that have a range of over 300 miles and that’s kind of a sweet spot, where you lose range anxiety. We also see the charging infrastructure developing rapidly and that takes […] away [from] the charging anxiety issue. […] What is also key is getting battery cost down, so EVs can be affordable. So it’s all of this coming together that is making now the time.”

[16:40] “I think […] what the interest in Tesla shows is the commitment […] and the excitement around electric vehicles. And that’s all they are doing. […] So, when I look at the excitement, I say, ‘it’s just endorsing our strategy’.”

[18:06] “When you look at some of the other markets, China and Europe for example, a lot of what is driving there is regulatory. […] But General Motors’ commitment has been, instead of being driven by regulation, let’s be driven by providing something that is so great for the customer […] that people choose EVs as opposed to the regulatory environment that other countries and markets are facing.”

[19:52] “We’re not waiting to be pushed, we’re pushing forward and we’re gonna lead.”

[22:26] “We have the highest loyalty in the country with our customers and we sell more vehicles in this country than any other manufacturer. So, […] I think that’s an advantage for us […] when we look at mass adoption.”

[23:46] “I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to convince somebody, who doesn’t believe in climate change, […] [but] I’m just gonna give them such a good product that they want it.”

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🎙️ Full Episode: Apple | Spotify
🕰️ 29 min | 🗓️ 12/08/2020
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