Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) needs to watch General Motors (NYSE:GM) closely! That is considering the momentum the business guru has been showcasing lately. It is clear now that GM is challenging Tesla in its game. The development of its latest electric vehicle battery is a cause for alarm for the rival. It is a battery said to offer almost 400 miles of range, which is higher as compared to that of Tesla’s product. Tesla’s product offers a range of about 390, and it is this margin difference that the company needs to focus upon.
General Motors take on the product
General Motors has spoken about its new product elaborately, and the one thing that stands out is the production bit. The business guru says that the production expenses are by far cheaper than the costs incurred in the production of a wide range of batteries today. This product has been named Ultium by the company, and it admits to using quite a minimal amount of cobalt in the production activity. This is a pretty inexpensive raw material according to the business which hopes to rise and take over market leadership.
General Motors has also been embracing several manufacturing improvements, and hopefully, the impact will be outstanding. It seeks to drive the prices even lower as time progresses. The business guru isn’t stopping at the production stage. It has expressed its plan to go a step further and start licensing out its battery technology to other interested parties. This will generate the company more profits, which is an important thing towards it reaching its set goals.
The company remains dedicated to environmental protection
The CEO of the company Mary Barra was recently speaking in a meeting of investors and media personnel. The one thing that came out was the company’s aggressive plans to push the electric vehicle development a notch higher.
The other thing that popped up in the course on the meeting had to do with the company’s dedication to promoting environmental protection. The company said that it would dedicate efforts and resources to the production of electric vehicles. That will be a great move in regards to climate change.