Will an EcoCAR 2 competitor be the Steve Jobs of Electric Cars?

The untimely death of Steve Jobs this week inspired Jim Motavalli to write an article for PluginCars.com stressing the need for an electric vehicle counterpart to Apple’s founder.

“The EV world needs a Steve Jobs, who won’t rest until he’s created a vehicle that can jump-start a mass movement,” Motavalli wrote. “We need a game changer.”

Though the article stresses how far the American electric vehicle industry has to travel before equaling the impact Steve Jobs made with personal computers, Motavalli is hopeful – in part, because of EcoCAR. He applauds the competition and its sponsors, mentioning that General Motors hired 39 students out of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge.

“Is one of those kids the next Steve Jobs?” Motavalli asks. We certainly hope so! Be sure to check out Jim’s article and stay tuned for more news from EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future.