- Jun 21, 2014
- Reaction score
- Bayside Melbourne 3193
- Members Ride
- 2002 VY L67 Calais Sedan, 2012 VE L77 Calais Wagon
The only problem I can see,The problem is, who would buy Holden, lets be honest. Unless the government comes to the party, its basically worthless apart from assets GM can strip from it.
Reading further, there are rumors the 7 gen platform for the Camero has been put on hold. That means, they are looking to move it offshore or replace it with electric versions which will probably be offsure as well. I'd be betting that they keep trucks and try and offload as much as possible to Vietnam. The tariffs for trucks and commercial vehicles from EU to US is 25% whereas cars are only 2.5%. They might come up with another name for a car that fills the RWD performance big car category and ship it worldwide. You also have to take into account Tesla which are manufactured in the US and are killing it atm and are only going to exponentially keep growing. The Cybertruck is going to sell like hotcakes over there, the actually engineering behind that thing is revolutionary and from a trades perspective, nothing will come close to it for functionality.
LHD makes up 35% of the worlds cars so there is a significant market there still.
The only spanner is that Vietnam is a RHD country.
electric cars can not go the same distance of cars with internal combustion engines, [ie: distance being interstate]
Where most petrol cars can drive for 6 > 7 hours, you fill up and your on the road again,
Where electric cars need to be charge over night,
so you then will be up for accommodation, food and loss of time. [add extra days and $'s for your trip]
Where electric cars are really just for suburbia trips.
eg: I drive to Mildura for work every so often [6 hour drive and use 3/4 take of petrol], so an electric car would not be a viable option in this scenario.