Excellent article from Seeking Alpha. . . http://seekingalpha.com/article/53343-automakers-electric-vehicle-in-mirror-may-be-closer-than-it-appears I call it excellent because the author reaches many of the same conclusions I have, and therefore has clearly done his homework. I might quibble over his economic comparison of a Zap Xebra versus a Prius, as the Xebra is quite far from what most of us would regard as a real car. The point about people keeping their old gas-powered cars around to deal with occasional long trips is one you don't hear made often, though I've tried before to point it out. There are millions and millions of gas cars that aren't going to disappear. If people start switching to electric, the gas car as a "second car" will be around for a long time to come. Especially in the context of the Tesla Roadster. . . I think it's hilarious when people write that "nobody will buy it" because they can't drive across the country with it. Like you'd want to drive across the country in a tiny $100,000 sports car anyhow? Get over it! If you want to drive a long trip, have your butler bring your Bentley or your Maserati around from the garage! I kid. . . :wink: I don't have a butler, a Bentley or a Maserati. But I do have an old but perfectly serviceable Pontiac Bonneville which I see no reason to get rid of. From the article: This leads to an interesting thought: if the big automakers are confronted with EV upstarts cannibalizing their PHEV sales, might they just start selling cars in both PHEV and EV versions, perhaps with the engine and fuel tank of the PHEV replaced by more batteries? Chevy Volt EV2 Edition. I'm not kidding, GM. Build it!