Got to thinking about the electric power steering on an ION, electric water pumps, electric radiator fans, etc. A few years ago I read there was an effort to up the voltage from 12V to as much as 42V because of all the increased load in modern cars. The same reason they scrapped the 6V in the fifties. Author thought it was just a matter of time. Had a lot of good reasons (cost, weight savings, etc). For you that have better inside sources than I, is that idea completly dead or just dormant?