Just heard Ian Wright, inventor of the Wrightspeed X1, talk about his creation. There we were, south of Market at Club Sportiva — the automotive membership club — surrounded by Lamborghinis, Ferraris, a Lotus, a Jaguar and a Rolls Royce. The only thing missing was James Bond. And there Mr Wright was, with his X1, showing us the video proof that electric beats fossil every time on the racetrack. At least it looked that way to me — I’m sure all the racing people out there can cut the numbers a million different ways. [Documentary coming up on Discovery Channel.] I thought, well, if this concept can be ported over to the racing industry, great. What a waste of fuel. Sorry, race fans. But then, at the end of Wright’s presentation, there was the news that he’s planning to use the technology in SUVs! Flawless logic: the greatest consumption of fuel is not by the easy-to-enhance economy car segment but by our pickups and four wheel drives. Wright figures, why not address the source of the most use. Thank you to Business Association Italy America — BAIA — for hosting a terrific, hopeful presentation among some delightful motorcars.