Tesla Vice-President of Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell was in Amsterdam yesterday for the AVERE E-mobility Conference. The long-time Tesla executive, and one of the company’s first 50 employees, gave a short presentation before doing a Q&A with the audience.
A few nuggets:
Supercharging - Free Forever is sustainable.
Tesla wants to provide off the shelf solutions to other OEMs for batteries and other EV parts.
Tesla has a 3-3.5 year product cycle, about half the industry average.
Evolution of Net Metering going to make storage more viable and interesting.
V2G depends on development at the utilities. Currently at "smart charging" but eventually to arbitrage.
Tesla product line increase is coming beyond Model 3 including a truck.
Great story is shaping up in the China Destination Charging program.
Approaching 400,000 people have put down their reservation.