Remember Ian Wright? Right, he’s the inventor and producer of Wrightspeed X1, the first most famous electric sportscar. This summer his car was on top of all the newspapers, environmental and auto blogs. Now, the same famous sportscar with plans to be commercialized and developed in the coming years, is being retired and put on the shelf. Instead, he refocuses his business to provide essential parts for electric car makers.
Why is that happening? The answer may surprise you, but Wrightspeed X1 is being retired because the gas prices have fallen again. I wonder what will happen next with Priuses, if the world will have any interest in Volt, Aptera, or any other electric or hybrid car, once everything’s back to normal again and the ordinary Joe doesn’t have to concern anymore for his pocket, for saving the environment, and for choosing the best electric car. Not to mention he doesn’t have to wait any longer for batteries to be developed and doesn’t risk anything by installing a hydrogen system on his car.
Is humanity driven only by primary instincts? Are money the only punishment visible enough for us to get real and prepare for a change? The problems are only put away this time, they are not, by far, solved. I heard on the news today that Toyota is having difficulties along with Ford, GM and others. I’m confused: should we all buy Hummers and gas-guzzling sportscars, or make time to cultivate ourselves with a little about this polluted atmosphere we live in?