Let's throw another wrench into the sh!tstorm this thread has become.
BEV development is a paralleling self-driving development.
Is it possible that all the pro/con arguments in this thread are all wrong, because self-driving will eventually make privately owned cars a rare situation?
BEV ownership rates will never match ICE peak rates, because we won't own the robocars.
Concerns about refueling times or driving from DC to Chicago will also go away, because you'll never have to recharge a car you don't own.
You'll never roadtrip in a robocar any further than its economical range, or you'll have to swap cars at regular intervals.