I doubt that both Dang and Kean would both mention increasing the dividend if not seriously considering due to all the negative feeling about the previous divvy cut. Suggesting now and not doing is like rubbing salt in an open wound. But I doubt anything happens on it before year end.
Fully electrics are for environmental extremists, hobby cars, and as you say status symbols for the rich- unlikely to ever reach major demand. Hybrids (gas & electric) will continue to grab some of the market. Personally, i do not see as economical as the rebates are about what you have to spend to replace the battery pack after 7 years.
Offshore drilling? I still think you need $65+ oil for recovery.
You do realize that even tho there has been some recovery in oil, offshore drilling, as most costly, will be the last to recover- maybe still several years away. SDRL is going to be diluted to the moon (exchanging cheap shs for debt and NADL) and then reverse split probably 1 for 10. JF did this before with FRO.