What many miss is how much the ICE has improved over the years. My MB gets better fuel mileage with not 10% of the emissions my Pinto did 45 years ago. And maintenance is vastly easier, no,points and condensers, no oil changes every 3,000 miles and it would the GTO in a drag race. With better luxury, to boot.
Yes, and Tesla has only been around 15 years and they've gone from a Lotus chassis with a battery in the boot to a car that can go over five hundred miles on one charge. And, over the next three years, the roadmap looks like:
All told, the series of advances will yield a 54 percent increase in range, a 56 percent decrease in the dollar per kilowatt-hour pack price, and a decrease in capital investment required for manufacturing.
Ref: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles ... hree-years
The ICE engine has improved, but it's a dead end. You can't get around the fact that it's at best 30% energy efficient. Most of the energy you put in goes to all the friction in the engine. All those pistons moving up and down, that whole valve train pushing valves in and out, that crankshaft turning linear force into rotational force, that transmission that exists because the engine can only produce power over narrow bands of output, those fan belts turning the alternator because you need to have electricity to run the car, the oil pump you need to reduce friction, the water pump you need because the engine produces so much waste heat.
You haven't addressed the reason this ban is happening: your improved ICE engine pollutes the air everywhere it goes. And unless you live on your own oil field and refine your own crude your ICE is tied to big oil, whereas those with means can buy solar panels and Powercells and make and store their own electricity.