Earlier this summer, General Motors vice chairman Steve Girsky hinted that the company's CEO, Dan Akerson, was more than a little concerned about the rise of electric vehicle startup Tesla Motors: “He thinks Tesla could be a big disrupter if we’re not careful,” Girsky said in an interview with Bloomberg.
“History is littered with big companies that ignored innovation that was coming their way because you didn’t know where you could be disrupted.”
Should major automakers and their investors be concerned that Tesla's market cap is rapidly approaching the levels of Ford and General Motors? Of course. That's why Shai Agassi, the founder of bankrupt electric vehicle infrastructure company Better Place, has some advice for them: Don't copy Tesla. Just learn from it.Read Article