BookWatch: Tesla will overrun traditional car companies because they still aren’t moving fast enough

It took the worst corporate scandal in automotive history for Volkswagen to make the necessary decision to transform itself into an electric car company. The world’s largest car maker will spend $50 billion over the next five years to develop 50 new electric models, an increase from six today, and produce 1 million electric cars by 2025. (It produced 10.88 million cars in total in 2017.)

This radical reinvention is exactly what is needed to stave off a challenge from Tesla TSLA, +6.19% and a band of upstarts from California and China that are building for an electric future.

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