Golly Jeffery, you sound so ticked right now over this "little electric car" (which it isn't), it is so funny.
Such words as perfect are subjective, if you are the kind of person that drive to work everyday and has to fill the tank often (bi-weekly) and spend a fortune doing it, this kind of car is a life saver as you wont fork a chunk of your account in the car or visit the station every once in a while. A majority of people want to live life without loosing 20 bucks a tank every time.
Then there are those that love their car, those who work on it a bunch, those who visit the Indy500 and watch Top fuel races -- an electric variant shunned like a scarlet letter or picked on like a communist child in 1950's USA, like when Physicists find out their co-worker is a fan of S.E.T.I., etc.
True most affordable electric hybrid propulsion systems are not competitive with gas-based engines, as most would use it for not market.
Speaking of market, IMO, it takes education to 'fuel' belief and interest, which keys investment for a product to eventually become successful. Most people who still drive gas-only cars do not know much about hybrids, those who are willing to research on their own benefit without really purchasing a car.
You're not alone JeffM
, I think you are one of 100 million Americans who feel the way you do. However most of them are ignorant as they make opinions on misinformation; I doubt any of them has either looked into what a hybrid is, does, or can be. More than likely they do not have the time or the money or the interest or the belief.
The "if you build it they will come" moto only makes sense if everyone is remotely aware. Wouldn't it be funny if 10% of folks drove a hybrid within 20 years? Impacts, anyone?
And I was not making suggestions on your desicions; rather, don't make desicions unless you know the material, it's something I tell everyone; knowing yourself doesn't cut it, be aware of your surroundings.
Note to others: quit being a missionary trying to change Jeffery, I think he's had enough.
Unless you have not gotten your point accross, then by all means
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.