Michael Shnayerson, who literally wrote the book on the ill-fated GM EV1, has an excellent piece in last month’s Vanity Fair about the Tesla Roadster.

Quoting is redundant — the whole article is fun and packed with attention to personal detail. Eventually, someone is going to have to write a biography of Alan Cocconi, who seems to be at the center of all the electric car efforts of the last quarter-century or so.