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Great article on wide open race for future vehicle market:


Of course, much of what the author and even Fisker are talking about is the impact of a disruptive technology on a nearly commoditized industry. Before, new entrents to the auto industry were at a disadvantage, because the major automakers had decades of development time on ICE's and whole vehicles. Now, with drive trains being much simpler battery, capacitor and motor set-ups, the playing field is leveled, as any start-up can contract the same Tier 1 suppliers as the major automakers for all the components needed to produce a vehicle.

I am still stunned that Honda isn't putting a plug in their vehicles, and stunned that Toyota is sticking with a parallel hybrid configuration. The Europeans need to layout their future plans pretty quick, or they will fall off the map completely.
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