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German Electric Cars Could Catch Up With Tesla in Just a Few Years

  • Daimler, BMW seen passing leader on researcher’s scorecard
  • PA Consulting says Model 3 issues factor into Tesla slide
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BNEF Brief: What to Expect From Electric Vehicles by 2040

Electric-car pioneer Tesla Inc. no longer has the road to itself.

German carmakers Daimler AG, BMW AG and Volkswagen AG are closing in and may pass their American rival by 2021, based on a consultancy’s ranking of electric automakers that factors strategy, battery technology, culture, supplier networks, partnerships and financial performance into an overall score.