Take a look at all the top Execs and their holdings in the oil industry. Draw your own conclusions. You can forget about the Auto Industry for at least 10 yrs. minimum.
Read up in EC&M magazine (an electrical contracting magazine), an issue last year that speaks of how the distribution of re-fueling these bad boys will be layed out, stations, distance they will be actually able to travel, expense of manufacturing these energy stations. How many have you seen out there, this won't be a simple 120 volt plug either.
note: have any of these large motor vehicle manufac. actually started to re-tool their manufacturing lines to yeild an electric car cept for 2 which are still hybrids only.
as for going to ireland to eaves drop...they still pay their farmers not to farm....what does that imply?