I was never much of an athlete growing up, but I loved the thrill of competition. And I have no problem admitting that my overall combined sports record probably has a lot more losses than wins on it. Yet I always felt competition drove me to work harder to get better… even if I lost most of the time.

If you look at today’s industry, competition is still a driving factor in many success stories, and usually it is the best companies with the best products that win. But a panel of EV “experts” told the Automotive News Europe Congress that electric vehicles will only succeed through collaboration. Sounds a little too friendly to me.