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Episode #161 - No Model 2 (for you!), Overcapacity - but in what?, Looking forward to Auto Beijing 2024

April 17, 2024 Tu Le & Lei Xing
Episode #161 - No Model 2 (for you!), Overcapacity - but in what?, Looking forward to Auto Beijing 2024
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Episode #161 - No Model 2 (for you!), Overcapacity - but in what?, Looking forward to Auto Beijing 2024
Apr 17, 2024
Tu Le & Lei Xing

This podcast begins by dissecting the Reuters article about the Tesla Model 2 being cancelled as a passenger vehicle.

The conversation moves over to Tesla sales in China, predictions about total sales for 2024 and what Tesla could do to boost sales in 2024. They pivot over to a quick discussion about Porsche's struggles in China and what it'll take to turn its sales around in the China market. They also spend a few minutes discussing Xiaomi's continued sales and XPeng's struggles. 

Tu then talks briefly about Janet Yellen's visit to China and her emphasis on overcapacity in China. Tu then specifies that the overcapacity is much more prevalent on the ICE side, not so much the EV side but that there would nonetheless be pressure to export due to the price war and the inability for many Chinese EV brands to gain any sustained sales traction. 

The episode closes out with what Lei and Tu are looking forward to when they both travel to China for Auto Beijing 2024. 

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This podcast begins by dissecting the Reuters article about the Tesla Model 2 being cancelled as a passenger vehicle.

The conversation moves over to Tesla sales in China, predictions about total sales for 2024 and what Tesla could do to boost sales in 2024. They pivot over to a quick discussion about Porsche's struggles in China and what it'll take to turn its sales around in the China market. They also spend a few minutes discussing Xiaomi's continued sales and XPeng's struggles. 

Tu then talks briefly about Janet Yellen's visit to China and her emphasis on overcapacity in China. Tu then specifies that the overcapacity is much more prevalent on the ICE side, not so much the EV side but that there would nonetheless be pressure to export due to the price war and the inability for many Chinese EV brands to gain any sustained sales traction. 

The episode closes out with what Lei and Tu are looking forward to when they both travel to China for Auto Beijing 2024. 

Climate Confident
With a new episode every Wed morning, the Climate Confident podcast is weekly podcast...

Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

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