no, you are missing the point
we all agree that electric cars are no use for long haul trips. Right? So these are in town toys, second cars where you can drive round feeling smug.
But regardless of what they do to our oil or CO2 dependencies, they do nothing at all for our cities congestion and parking issues. Because they are still one car per commuter. The government is funding small town electric runabouts, while reducing support for alternatives like mass public transport (train, bus, underground, etc), killing off the Cycling England work. yet when anyone asks the government (in the form of Hammond or Pickles) what their story is, they say "electric cars! electric cars!" and then "sustainability", before discussing how you can describe round town bypasses as sustainable.
Furthermore, if you look at the miles a second round town car would do (max, 30-50 miles, day, no long-haul use), and the fact that battery lifespan is a function of time and recharge programs (fast charges worse), funding such commuter toys doesnt make sense.
Now, what would be good would be to move the taxi and minicab fleets to rechargeable hybrids, with charge points where the taxis loiter. Because in places like central london they are the main cause of pollution and motor vehicle miles, and they do have designated places where they end up waiting around during the day, so recharge points here may be viable. Which would you rather be picked up by at St Pancras: a 12 year old london cab or a GM volt?