Short of wireless induction charging built into our public highways, an EVElio would never match the capabilities of the ICE Elio. That said, an EVElio would be a great alternative to some of the other EVs on the market, if used the same way those cars are used. I can see one with a much smaller battery than, say, a Nissan Leaf, still get the same range due to the same reasons that ICE Elio gets better MPGs than a typical coupe. My Leaf has a 24 kw/h battery that weighs about 1000lbs. The Chevy Spark EV gets the same range with only an 18 kw/h battery. I'd bet that a EVElio could get the same 80-100 mile range from a 10 kw/h battery @ about 240lbs. However, the main advantage of EV vs ICE is that EVs are sooo much cheaper to fuel. My Leaf only adds $25-$35 bucks a month onto my power bill. But since the ICE Elio already costs that much to fuel, I don't see the extra cost of an EV version as being a worthwhile investment. At least, not until I have my own house w/ solar panels. Having two EVs would make the expense of a home 30A charging station and solar panels more worthwhile. As you can see, this is a conversation I even have trouble resolving with myself, let alone with other people.