Folks, EVs are definitely going to take over. Even without rebates/tax incentives.
1. Such high MPGe. The Prius Prime (for example) is rated 133 MPGe for 25-30 miles before it has to use the gas engine which gets 52 MPG. And I regularly get 168 MPGe. (The car reports 5.1 KWh/mile and using roughly 33 conversion… that’s 168.) I suppose I should adjust downward to take into account that the charger is not 100% efficient… so that’s maybe why something closer to 133 is more accurate? So that’s roughly 2.5 times more efficient with energy than a standard Prius getting 52 MPG.
2. Easy to offset for green energy. MA for instance already has a great program that automatically charges your credit card a little extra to turn you into 100% wind energy. So now your car is wind powered.
3. Other stuff: Quiet. No gas-station visits. Low-end torque/acceleration from 0-30MPH in traffic.