Look, I would love to have a good all-electric vehicle with a 100-mile range. I love the torque of electric motors, and have had a blast every time I have driven a Prius. But to get over-focused on all this mess is to miss the real problem American auto manufacturers have failed to deal with (via Carpe Diem)
If went back in time and showed US auto makers this chart in 1995, they would have said "holy cr*p! We're screwed!" And they were. American auto makers still made cars like they were in the 1950's auto industry. Asian manufacturers made cars like they were in the modern PC industry.