Comments: Calling the Market Top

Here's the thing about "eco-cars" - see if it affects your calculus:

The ones that add an electric motor to a petrol power plant are, often, more economical AND more powerful. There's a full collection of hybrid models from the top-end performance brands: Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, etc. When you compare a pure torque electric drive motor to a turbocharger, for example, the latter comes up short. There's no such thing as "EV lag."

And another data point for you is this: Fiat-Chrysler chairman Sergio Marchionne said that by 2025, 90 percent of all new FCA vehicles will be some sort of electric hybrid.

A funny thing happened on the way to government distorting the market to make hybrids more readily available - the tech and the economics made them market winners.

Posted by johngalt at April 17, 2017 7:31 PM

Perhaps. That's not how I read the article, but if the company is as savvy as I thought, maybe that is where they're headed.

Posted by jk at April 18, 2017 9:51 AM
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