Mini Van makes sense
They are popular in China - even more so for high-end customers (who often pay a driver).
All the nay-sayers remind me of the Blackberry "Amateur-hour is over"-guys.
Or the Motorola CEO who called the iPhone "the west coast phone", because he didn't even want to use the name.
Or the "600 Dollars and it doesn't even have a keyboard"-CEO we all love to laugh about.
The reason why Apple is still alive and at the top is that even though they believe (probably almost in a religious sense) that their product is the best, they don't deny the fact that a better one can come around and they better be the one bringing it to market - even if it kills a product of their own in the long run.
In this case, Apple can go were no one else can go because they have nothing to lose (except a couple of billion dollars maybe), no product to cannibalize, no important partner they could alienate.
Just a lot of (rather loyal) users like me who think that it's high time that someone look at the "car-problem" with a pair of fresh eyes, without a vested interest and without a "we've always done it that way"-line of thinking. Because that "horseless carriage"-type of problem is what seems to plague current e-cars from "traditional" manufacturers.
If Apple can come-up with something new, I'll at least have a look at it when it can be bought.
And if you hate Apple products, you don't have to buy them. But don't transfer that hate to the buyers either. That's just not classy.