A lot of people expend a lot of energy trying to prove that electric cars don't work and can't work as a means of mass transportation to replace the internal combustion engine...
But of course they don't work!
They aren't intended to replace petrol- and diesel- powered mass transportation, but to abolish it.
Let's back-up a bit. In the middle 1970s, it became fashionable to express concern about environmental damage - and for individuals to try and consume less.
A name for this was 'voluntary simplicity' - the idea was that people could and should choose to consume less stuff - especially less high-tech, highly-engineered stuff; and thereby inflict less environmental damage.
(There was also a New Agey kind of spiritual dimension, by which it was asserted that a more emotionally-fulfilling life would result.)
So; voluntary simplicity was a bottom-up, voluntary, reduction in consumption.
But from the middle 1980s, this individualistic strategy based on reduced consumption was replaced by 'carbon-environmentalism'.
Since then, an 'environmentalist' is not someone who reduces his consumption; but somebody who switches, and indeed increases, consumption - by banning, and ripping-out old technologies; and by making compulsory, subsidizing and installing new technologies (which are always less effective, more expensive, and very highly-engineered).
Carbon environmentalism is driven from above by the totalitarian world government of multinational corporations and financiers. These make unprecedented fortunes from controlling both supply and demand in manufacturing via their control of laws and regulations.
(There is also a Transhumanist kind of spiritual dimension, by which it is asserted that humanity can be engineered into something happier, healthier, longer-lived - and less human.)
So; carbon environmentalism is a top-down, compulsory and compelled, increase in consumption.
In recent years; carbon environmentalism has taken on the job of reshaping global human society by multiple means. Electric cars are just an example.
Establishment financiers and manufacturers are currently making vast amounts of money by harvesting subsidies to make electric cars and the global infrastructure to operate them - in context of the compulsory abolition of internal combustion engine cars by 2030 (and the infrastructure of mechanical and fuel garages).
It has been pointed out that this scheme cannot possibly work - because electric vehicles cannot possibly replaced petrol and diesel. This is perfectly true - but it is not the point. The electric car scheme is fit for its real purpose.
Electric cars are designed to make the ruling class a vast amount of money from subsidies in the short term, and to prevent the masses from travelling in the longer term.
The scheme is already fulfilling its first purpose; and will - no doubt - be very effective at its second.
So 'electric cars' are not intended to replace the internal combustion engine - but to abolish it, profitably.
And the unprecedented fortunes being amassed, the unprecedented power and wealth of the global government, the world system of omni-surveillance and micro-control...
All these are ultimately just means to an end.
That is; they are merely battles in the spiritual war between God and those who oppose God - which is the ultimate reality of this world.