Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose
Here is a thought let the market dictate the fate of ICE vehicles not angry progs. screaming at clouds
That'll happen no matter what.
I would point out that "progs screaming at clouds" is part of the market in action.
Just as cons religiously defending the status quo against any innovation without regard to its implications is part of the market in action.
I think the future looks great. I'm of the opinion that future generations will have a mix of energy sources in their vehicles, just as they have a mix of energy sources in their electric power now, and the only effect the current screaming will have is to bore kids witless in history class, much as the fiery debate in the U.S. in the 1800s over free coinage of silver, a debate which stirred passions to the point where people killed each other over it, is nothing but a tedious distraction from the critical matter of whether Susie likes Bobby today.
Not that the market is always right, mind. Beta was a much better video technology than VHS by any rational measure: resource use, video and audio quality, you name it. But the Beta people followed a vertical marketing strategy whilst the VHS people followed a horizontal marketing strategy, and VHS won. C'est la guerre
. They both ultimately lost to DVD, and nowadays, to streaming.