Well here's a particularly lame attempt at "journalism": Design News - Guest Blogs - In Search of the Energy-Efficient Family Car It's end-to-end efficiency that matters, not the weight of the vehicle. EVs are vastly more efficient even if they are heavier. A "few hundred miles" is a "deal breaker"? Geez. Uh, no, since it is 3X as efficient as a gasoline car, you're actually doing pretty well even with coal - and you only have 48% coal. There is no lead in Lithium batteries. No EVs require new batteries after three years. Tesla batteries are warrantied for eight. There is no disposal issue as they are non-toxic and recyclable. Dead wrong. They several times more efficient than internal combustion engines.