If that was partly aimed at me you could not be further from the truth, I love the idea of EV, I drive a Prius+ 7 seater so I can hardly be called a petrol head. In fact, I am not a car fan at all. They for me are a means to get me to work, the kids out and to get me windsurfing or out with my camera. I passed my test at 17 simply to get a job I was after. I decided to continue study (physics and electronics) instead so from the day I passed my test until I left education in my mid 20s I never drove a car again. In fact, I was downright dangerous as I jumped in with no experience not having driven for at least 8 years other than the 12hrs of lessons I had. Then however, I begun working in the IT industry supporting customers right across the UK, in Ireland, Poland, France and some other parts of Europe. I was knocking up 50K per year for 10 years which only grew my disdain for the ICE, especially seeing the pollution in the tunnels around Paris where they have no fans to help keep then clear like we do here. My problem is with batteries, at least in their current form. They really are not the answer, they are a stop gap. Their life in cold climates is considerably less too and a lot of the figures quoted range and life wise are based on warm locations. It is yet another twist of the truth by the motor industry. The future I am sure will be very different. Hopefully development will be forced by the market place. However, the current forms are not the gleaming roses of joy that many perceive them to be. Simply looking at purchase cost coupled with depreciation and servicing costs you will soon see if you do the maths they are still more expensive than a similar spec ICE, or even Hybrid. Pollution wise they are better, but not 100% clean until we learn to generate electricity in a clean way. The advantage, other than noise, is we can keep the pollution under control, out of the way and out of sight in the power stations of the world.