I believe the driving force in the advancement of magnetic propulsion will be in spite of "standardizationism" not because of it.
Imagine, for a moment, that this kind of nanny-state, politically-driven, STANDARDS setting Commitee BS had been applied during the development of the "personal computer". It would have been some kind of DEC VAX PDP-11 running VAX.OS and FORTRAN Committee Created Crap that was so wasteful in design that only rich individuals or corporations would be able to purchase one. And of course all the other impediments that the lobbyists for the REGULATIONS would have inserted to keep out the "pesky little guys in garages".
Instead, without one guiding standardization scheme for anything but the 110VAC, two guys in my old neighborhood in Sunnyvale, built the progenitor to the device I'm using to make this statement and thereby changed the world, and certainly my life, forever.
As someone who's in the game with lot's of skin attached I want the playing field left wide-open for now unless it relates to safety. I don't want our "STEVE JOBS" of the EV to get shut out, whomever he or she might be.
About the opportunity presented this time: The first PC options were limited by a fact that favored the eventual development of only a few hardware choices. Because programmer/creators could only serve one OS architecture the machines that could be built were limited. Sure you could make a the greatest hardware in the world but who would develop software for it when Apple and the PC already had ready waiting installed bases?
In the case of the Electric Vehicle the analogous element "OS" could be mapped onto the global network of roadways, rules and regulation for their use, and other vehicle-related infrastructural details. This existing Vehicle Operating System Specification is just fine and can accommodate endless variations, designed and built by limitless numbers of start-ups.
Recall that the PC drove us to laptops and other mobile devices. Those industries wild successes pioneered Lithium battery technology through sheer market demand. And so in a way, Steve and Steve, and all the rest in Sillycon Valley and elsewhere, helped us get to the age of sustainable solar propulsion.
And finally, will standards emerge that don't exist today? Of course, but they will be the winners in the unending game of fair competition, not the mandates of a few interest groups bent on "guiding" those of us who are actually building the transportation devices of the future.