Wow. Thanks for the link. This guy really doesn't get it and his article is way off the mark in so many areas. With messengers like this, EVs will never take off.
I've noticed folks on this and other forums try to calculate return on investment for an EV. Toss in the price of a used Prius or a Fit or an Aveo, use some average distance traveled per year, toss in today's price of gasoline (at the pump only), and Americans will continue to buy based on 'price' - the same 'skill-set' that brings them to WalMart week after week.
Part of the battle, from a more political position now, is that Conservative politics is closely tied with company owners/leadership while Democrats are more closely tied to labor/workforce. The politicians support the large corporations that support them - and in our world today the petroleum, petrochemical, transportation, and industrial farm industries are so intertwined that anything that's seen to threaten one brings the 'allies' into battle. The conservative/Conservative/petro-etc side of the world is in deep denial of climate change and peak oil as a matter of principle as accepting those proves they are dinosaurs drawing their last gasping breaths.
The only way I can see making a proper return on investment calc for ICE VS. EV is to include the real costs of fuel and emissions - including effects on health (how do we price the miscarriage or cancer rate around refineries?), costs of pollution (GHG at least), cost of subsidies, and yes - military costs to secure both the source and the transport fleet.
To sell EVs and hybrids to the conservative crowd we have to show the full costs of the choices, not just the sticker price. If we can easily explain the true costs, EVs and hybrids become the no-brainer.