The state of the auto industry is quite sad. Take a look at these electric vehicles from Chrysler.
You won’t get far by picking a stupendously inefficient vehicle architecture (A SUV, Jeep or a big sports car) and sticking it full of batteries. Completely traditional construction.
What the heck are they thinking? Or are they thinking at all? Sigh. I guess they want to just use existing production lines.
It seems completely new companies will have to enter the market to get something reasonable, a sensible complete system that is optimized as a whole.
This reminds me of how the first jet engines were put on front piston engined fighters, resulting in something like this:
Needless to say, completely new craft were quickly designed that had vastly superior performance. Those companies and designers who could not make the paradigm change, were left at the wayside.