My problem is that it is too one-sided. There are many positives to an EV. You really can't dismiss them because they may only have a very limited role to play in long distance transportation, but they can be ideal for urban transportation.
Look at the Prius. I'm certain that you wouldn't claim that it is early adopters that are keeping that car selling. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that the Prius has been out over 10 years. A friend of mine looked into buying one and then backed away because on a strictly dollars and cents issue, he didn't think that the added mileage would make up for the premium paid for the car. People buy for a variety of reasons and there is reason to believe, given the positives of EVs, that enough people will opt for them which will keep the improvements coming.
I think what is happening is that we have an old school journalist who cannot see that just like the Prius we may be seeing a new niche market emerging.
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