Editorial: Will the death of the ICE vehicle come earlier than expected?

For some time now I have been watching the rise and rise of electric car sales, with the caveat that their supply is heavily constrained by bottlenecks.

(These bottlenecks being those very things that make them better, more reliable and less polluting than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles: the batteries, motor/gearboxes and charging systems).

After all, it took 100 years or more to create the finely tuned, high volume production system of petrol/diesel/LPG motors and their associated gearboxes (along with the bodies and interiors) plus the ubiquitous fuel delivery and dispensing system that we have today.