Whether Nissan pickups receive hybrid powertrains or full battery-electric powertrains will hinge on the results of technology now in development, and also on affordability.
The strike that halted GM's production for 40 days could have a lingering effect on many suppliers in North America. It might also serve as a taste of things to come.
In September, the United States' first converted electric vehicle charging station went online.
Ford, GM and Linamar have taken a different path to advanced tech centers, investing in Ontario's technology corridor.
Tony Hulman would be sad about the sale of his crown jewel, but Roger Penske will carry on the traditions of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.