Only as an interim measure. Clear indications that the LV side will move to 48 volts Li-ion. Did you spot that Elon wants something faster than CAN bus? If Tesla keep pushing auto electrics and electronics forward at pace then other car makers are in trouble as they don't seem to be very good at innovation in that area depending as they do on OEM design. Tesla have the capability in-house which will be far more agile.Model S and X now moving to Li-Ion 12 volt batteries!
Its the conundrum that most german auto makers have been puzzling over - the i3 has been a steady seller but hadn't taken off big style despite being a brave design, great use of materials and held up as being the most significant new model, they were all probably looking at it and thinking the market isn't ready. If you invest a truck of cash into a product like that and get the sales they did I imagine its hard for BMW to justify doubling down on it 4 5 years ago. I'm sure they've learnt a stack load and lets hope that comes out with the new cars this year and if the rumour they're doing an electric M car are true that could be more than entertaining.He was right about the i3, but BMW don't seem to have followed that up with anything
Sandy should get an OBN with this one, it's kinda embarrassing / comedic.Haven't had a chance to watch it yet but looking forward to it.