I'm not trying to make a point, just passing along something I saw. I actually see all this stuff as teething problems, as the industry grows and tries to find a path to viable technology and profitability. It is interesting though that the major manufacturers of the vehicles and the technology seem to have a lot of the same problems the DIY community has. There seem to be real issues that need to be resolved, not just (a lack of) money. No matter how many millions and billions are thrown at it, the problems resurface.
It'll be some DIYer in his garage, with a converted Yugo, that solves them.