Both electric and self driving cars as an overwhelming replacement for what we have now are great examples of over zealous groupthink. The very idea of a self driving Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche ... is an anathema. I think they probably feel "pressured to be doing something" in both of those arenas. Should they put that crap on their production cars the marque will have been officially gelded. You can make a case for electric augmenting the ICE. I'd prefer to skip the extra complexity for now.