I can't argue with this and Ashful is 98% of the market. His hurdles are the market hurdles that BEVs and PHEVs have to overcome.Agreed. I just bought a new car yesterday, another big V8 gasser, because I still care more about my wallet and convenience than being virtuous.
I do believe that in 3 years, we'll see many of these market hurdles get a lot lower. Probably the last hurdle to lower will be the existing dealer networks who seem to be resisting where the market is going. It will be interesting to see how long that lasts. This may be what proves to be the fatal flaw for existing car companies - intransigent dealers that they have no control over - and the big opening that companies like Tesla or Rivian or others exploit to build their market share. It makes you wonder why GM wouldn't pull a Saturn play and build a whole new brand and dealer network/selling model dedicated to their BEVs just to do an end-run around those who cannot get on-board the market shift.