I was reflecting on the dilemma that GM and the other auto manufacturers face in that they must cannibalize their current ICE lines and go EV or go bankrupt. We know that they have, and will, employ delaying tactic. One such delaying tactic: being instrumental in blocking manufacturers direct to consumer sales. It occurred to me that they also might be responsible for much of the Tesla bashing on the internet. If they can promote consumer and investor doubt in EVs it could conceivably slow the march to automobile electrification.