The joke is in Europe these cars are absolutely insanely overpriced as well.. you pay 5 times more per mile/km than with normal fuel. That's one reason why Germany pushes for renewable energy but not electrical cars. Over here, with our winters you'd lose about 50€ per week simply because the batteries drain during cold.
Another one of those technologies that sound good on paper, until you do the math. Even if OIL was scarce and super expensive. Meaning, above 4€ per liter. Even then electricity powered driving would STILL be more expensive.