Given WSJ's usual string of hit pieces, I am pleasantly surprised to see them publish this: How Tesla Leaves its Rivals Playing Catch Up - WSJ offering an agreeable lay of the land in light of recent events affecting German carmakers. "The Big Three German auto makers only wish they could catch the tail of Mr. Musk’s rocket." "The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, in asking for relief, in June, said “it may not be possible” to meet those standards due to the efficiency limits of traditional technology. To be more direct, the costs of compliance will make internal combustion powertrains uneconomic. I do believe that is the regulator’s point." "This isn’t about profit and loss but industry leadership. The Germans are headed where Tesla already is and, taking Frankfurt as the measure, they are in no great hurry to get there. At least they were not before events of the past month so brightly illuminated the handwriting on the wall."