On the goal of "accelerating sustainable transport", are we (Tesla included) winning? I think we are. This article from the Christian Science Monitor I think is one of the better yet that sums up the very recent announcements by GM, Ford, MB, BMW, VW Group, and other majors to "electrify" or make lots of different all-electric models: Quicker than expected, auto industry revs up for an electric-car future My favorite quotes: "the global auto industry is being pushed toward a vision of rapid and radical change." "formulating a timetable to stop production and sales of traditional energy vehicles" "personalized transit is on track to be massively reshaped" "the mood of an unstoppable transformation is building among corporations" It sure sounds to me like acceleration is finally happening. It's like the incumbents have, for the first time, reached consensus that the next era of the industry will use electrical power to move cars. They've finally acknowledged that is simply a given. It's like we're entering the final stage of Ghandi's famous quote.