don't be silly
If you just purchased a new EV would you really want to drive around for a few hours and then replace that lovely new battery with one that been charged 400 times and will now only give you about one tenth the range!
All current electric/hybrid cars are using the same battery technology as your mobile phones, and as everyone knows after a year or so that phone that originally could last a week now has a flat battery after 1 day.
Not to mention how extremely environment unfriendly the production of those batteries is, due to the toxic metals and other chemicals used in the production.
Then we have the issue that the UK (and many other nations) power grids are starting to struggle with current domestic usage. Adding just one electric car to a household will pretty much double their usage. The national grid/power generation issues have been known for years, but the last bunch of twats in power wouldn't make the decisions on how to fix it.
Also one thing I just cannot understand is why all these hybrid things use petrol engines, a small diesel would be much better (maybe the weight of all those mostly useless batteries is the problem?).
For those who don't know diesel engines are almost twice as efficient at converting the fuel to locomotive power than any petrol engines, due to the way they burn fuel rather than explode it. This is also the reason they don't like high revs, but give vast amounts of low end toque.
Me; I will stick to my (now 4 year old) 2L Turbo-Diesel (a VW Passat estate) which easily gives me 40-45MPG around town and around 50MPG on longer trips and motorways. That's one tank of fuel (~65Ltrs) giving 600 to 700 miles range.
In fact I know 6 other people with modern VW diesels (and one Audi), and not one would even consider going back to petrol cars.