I think you guys are both right.
I guess I see EVs a being an important first step towards an alternative system, but a first step only.
I'm a big-time cycling advocate/commuter: an even better solution...problem is, you gotta get of your a$$. I don't think most people like that very much.
Now if the USA could simply approach clean energy with the enthusiasm and urgency with which it embraces weaponry, war, and military spending, we might actually get somewhere in the next decades.
Pathetic trivia of the day:
First major production automobile, 1908 Ford Model T: 25 mpg
And after another 102 years of innovation, breakthroughs, and high-tech science...we're still averaging ~25 mpg and talking "progress" by setting 27 mpg as a goal! But I'll be damned if they're not bigger, faster, and sexier.
This certainly shows you how shortsighted industry and demand can be.