Some interesting wording in this article - Tesla Gigafactory tour roundup and tidbits: ‘This is the coolest factory in the world’ "Tesla expects to hit the $100/kWh mark at or before 2020 for batteries which is close to the inflection point at which it begins costs less to build an electric powertrain than ICE even without subsidies or the savings of electricity vs. gas." So, 1. Right around the time when federal tax incentives for Tesla are about to expire, they are poised to produce EVs at the same cost as ICE cars. And then eventually cheaper than ICE cars. 2. PLOOD may be a or so year away. 3. In 2020 (only 3.5 years away), you'd have very little reason to buy an ICE, or even a hybrid. 4. And only Tesla can produce batteries at this cost and volume.