Yes, I've heard ad nauseum about long tailpipes and FUD like that; when one evaluates new technology, one must look at what is intrinsic to the tech, and what is adaptable. Intrinsically, all ICE's must burn fuel. Whether that's gasoline, diesel, or biofuel, it requires hundreds of explosions in an engine in order to function, intrinsically creating instant pollution that needs to be handled. An electric motor is simple, intrinsically gives off zero emissions and is significantly quieter, cooler, and smoother. Not to mention 100% torque at all RPM's. The energy source is variable, and this is what people don't seem to understand. Yes, coal power exists, but it isn't necessary for EV's, whereas burning alcohol is necessary for ICE's. Plus there is all the intrinsic fuel transport required to keep gas stations full, which in turn produce uncounted energy costs. With EV's electricity flows without needing more pollution and without damaging our highway infrastructure with heavy equipment. In my situation, Manitoba's grid is 99.9% hydro, which means virtually zero emissions; additionally I have grid-tied solar, so when I drive my Zero DS, I am essentially solar-powered.