It hit me today during what was a quick, routine interview with Mitch Albom. First well-known for his book Tuesdays with Morrie, he also has a Detroit-based radio show, and wanted to talk about the EVs currently on display at the North American International Auto Show. His first question was an understandably common one: “concepts are great, but when are we finally going to see these in showrooms?” (the implication being plug-ins from major automakers, at a semi-reasonable cost.) Without thinking, I responded “later this year” then promptly caught myself, thinking I’d mis-spoken. Nearly derailed the conversation with my own “no, wait- that’s not right…wait, no, it is!” mental conversation. Oops.
Later. This. Year. First time in many years I’ve been able to say that. Still lots of work to be done between now and then, but thanks to the work of many and the support of many more, we’re getting there.