With lithium ion batteries getting smaller, lighter and (hopefully) less expensive, Johnson feels that pleasurable driving experiences can now be had without any of the environmental downsides of an ICE. Many battery-powered cars are coming to market over the next three to four years, so we'll soon see if the real thing can live up to the performance and range promises of manufacturers. Clearly, a Tesla Roadster is capable of driving over 200 miles – but at a very high cost. Only time will tell how well more affordable cars do.
[Source: What Car?]