indyflick wrote:...you can't get fooled again.
Exactly. That is why we won't.
Anyway, most of the people who fear EV1 fate to EVs now aren't keeping up with the changed world. The 2008 oil price hike changed everything. This convinced most of the auto/oil industry that the future challenge is finding enough cheap oil supply - not finding enough demand. Add the fact of China being the largest car market (overtaking US) and that it is growing at an alarming rate ...
If EVs fail this time, it will actually because people didn't buy in large enough numbers. Not because auo manufacturers were unwilling to make & sell.
Moving this thread to business forum.