EV in 2011 isn't the same as an EV today, and an EV in the future isn't the same as an EV of today.
People change as well.
Infrastructure changes. A Seattle to Boston EV trip in 2011 would have been vey slow and a real adventure, not today.
I bought a computer in 1978, not everyone wanted a computer then. Almost everyone has a smart phone and/or a tablet or a PC today.