Re: Digital DeLorean
I would assume that the fuel cell is the technology they would be shooting for. While I am not a battery engineer, I would have to imagine that the battery technology now and in the near-distant future will remain inadequate for long distance car travel and short recharge. The fuel cell makes the most sense for any auto manufacturer to resolve and develop into a low cost solution. If you could pump in 12 gallons of water and get 1000+ miles from a fuel cell generating electricity for the drive system, that is a win-win for drivers and the environment. Cars powered on gas would eventually become historical items stored in a grandmothers garage for 50+ years.
The biggest problem to fuel cell development may be, in my opinion, the Oil industry stranglehold on development to prevent profit errosion of their billions of dollars empire.
As for Apple... more power to them, but I am certain the vast majority of people will be unable to purchase their cars due to an overwhelming price point and the likely possibility that it will have to be replaced every couple of years to insure Apple profitibility.