the politics of EV comes from deep-pocket oil company cronies, narrow-minded media, others with an interest in maintaining our total reliance on an oil society, or writers stuck in the century-old legacy thinking of the petrol tank fill-once-a-week...
The electric car is not a general replacement for the long-ranging petrol car. But it is an improvement for the majority of regular commuters and local travelers.
EV drivers can travel at one-fourth the cost of energy while eliminating their contribution to pollution and moving forward toward our future of renewable energy (50 percent of EV buyers also either install solar or purchase their electricity from solar/wind providers, so that their carbon footprint is close to zero).
now all you have to work out is - how your electricity is generated? solar, fossil, nuclear???