I am very interested to see whether Tesla Motors will move into production in China alone or with Foxconn. You cannot really operate in China on your own, normally all auto-makers are establishing the J/V with local partner. It is the way for China to get the access to the latest technology in exchange for the access to the biggest auto-market in the world. Elon Musk Open Source concept plays very well in these circumstances. Anyway the technology "giveaway" will happen in time, but fast move can bring your the largest market to conquer.
"We have very interesting report today from Bloomberg on Foxconn. It is all the same web: electric cars, China, Tesla and Apple. Will we see electric car for $15k produced by Foxconn in China after all? Today we get one step closer to this groundbreaking development for the mass market for electric cars.China moves very fast now to fight the air pollution and ignite the next industrial revolution. This collaboration with Tesla will allow it to acquire the latest technology in electric cars space. Lithium batteries and materials are already the very important foundation for this advance being built in China right now. Read more."
Everything new in this life was started with the simple question: Why Not? Can we start talking that Tesla, Apple and Foxconn Is A Match Made In Heaven To Make Electric Apple iCar Under $15k? Tesla and Apple have met after all discussing SOMETHING before. Whether it was Tesla Gigafactory for potential production of Lithium Polymer Batteries for iPhones and iPads or my beloved Apple iCar my "Chinese tea leaves" are not telling me at the moment, but these three companies have everything in the world to make the mass market for Electric Cars happen overnight: Apple with its Billions of Capital, iconic brand and marketing machine, Tesla Motors with Electric Cars Lithium Technology and Foxconn with its Low Cost Manufacturing Base for mass market production and entry into the world's largest auto-market in China. Read more."