It may seem absurd to put Tesla ahead of Big Auto, but by many standards, Tesla seems to be far ahead. You don’t have to take my word for it — Tesla [TSLA] is now the most valuable US car company, recently surpassing GM and Ford in market cap, and there’s a reason or 10 why the investment community on the whole sees Tesla as a more valuable company despite drastically lower annual production/sales output.
This article isn’t about proving that Tesla’s ahead, though. It’s actually a genuine, open-minded search for how long it’ll take Big Auto to catch up to Tesla … if it ever can. One widely held assumption is that large automakers can turn on a dime and crush Tesla at its own game “once the time is right.” That’s not true
How Far Behind Tesla Is Big Auto? How Long Till It Catches Up? was originally published on CleanTechnica.