Yamaha recently announced selling drive motors. Combined with Musk’s batteries, it could change the strategies of the industry away from proprietary patents toward maximum production efficiencies and interchangeability standards.
The gas car industry has been squeezing new style designs out like daily bowel movements instead of meeting basic transportation needs. They keep changing displays and tire sizes and transmissions in order to keep pretending that they have the “car of the year”.
Profits on trucks are insane because far too many users have no choice but to buy trucks for their businesses and the longevity really doesn’t match the hype.
Trucks have become luxury status symbols and the more the world burns, the more stubbornly Americans will cling to that conspicuous consumptionism.