My thoughts on the latest news with General Motors shutting down some of their plants. While I feel that in the long term, our vehicles will be powered by alternative energy sources like electricity, CNG and possibly hydrogen fuel cells, those days are still far away. This means that for the foreseeable future, most of our vehicles will still be powered by gasoline or diesel. The price of those fuels have gone down recently so it’s not as painful to have a gas guzzler compared to when gas was nearing $5 a gallon in California a few years back. So it’s not a surprise that SUV’s and crossovers are popular again. But I believe that’s short sighted. GM of course has to react to market forces and while it’s encouraging that part of their strategy will be to look into electric and autonomous vehicles, like I said, those days are still some time off. Consumer actions in the meantime will have some unintended consequences I’m afraid.