An empty electric vehicle charge point space sits in a parking lot in the market square in Gruenheide, Germany, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Elon Musk is taking his fight for the future of transport into the heartland of the combustion engine, where the established players long laughed off Tesla as an upstart on feeble financial footing that couldn't compete with their rich engineering heritage. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
4 min read . 18 Jan 2020
Carmaking giants once dismissed Tesla as a feeble upstart. Now Elon Musk is building a massive factory in their backyard.