Edward Niedermeyer is the editor of DailyKanban.com and an independent auto industry analyst. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and BloombergView.


Elon Musk’s company has failed to live up to expectations before and it’s never tried to manufacture at this volume. EV hype has led even established giants like Nissan astray.


The Volkswagen scandal shows that regulators leave automakers to police themselves. Governments are left trying to catch companies who cross the line between ‘gaming’ and ‘cheating.’