28 May '11, 11pm

Why Silicon Valley Wont Be Detroit For Green Carmakers: A June 2010 piece in the San Jose Mercury NewsSilicon Va...

Why Silicon Valley Wont Be Detroit For Green Carmakers: A June 2010 piece in the San Jose Mercury NewsSilicon Va...

Obviously the editor is clueless about the SF bay area. San Francisco is not a part of Silicon Valley. It's near Silicon Valley, and no where near the Golden Gate Bridge. Also there are plenty of companies that took a while before they turned a profit. HP, Apple, Google and the others took several years to become strong. There were plenty of busts too. I believe Stanford's, VW's and BMW's (full/partial) self driving car will be sold in larger volumes than electric cars in 5-10 years. There's little infrastructure cost for a self driving car, but there is a significant infrastructure cost for an all electric vehicle. That infrastructure cost will be more likely a problem for electric vehicles than the location of the innovation.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1047984_why-silicon-v...

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