My first post in this local domain. Da wif is thinking about buying a car. I see several lithium batt companies talking about their 400 watt hours per kilogram technology, which would be, um, adequate. Mission statement: I expect that hydrocarbon fuels (in short supply and great demand) will only become more expensive. However, as 'renewable' electrical generation is already on par (or nearly so) with fossil C, I suppose that electricity costs may not much further rise. So I consider the EV platform now, with a plan to drop in better (range) batteries later. So my question is, what vehicle manufacturer offers the best (small car) platform now? Or, which others might do so soon? I am in China, where BYD is making hybrid cars, so they have enough technology, but I do not see them quickly moving to pure EV. That domainated by Nissan and Chevrovet (and Toyota certainly could ). I cannot see over the horizon to who might offer the next EV. But, perhaps you can. I would be interested in your thoughts about vehicles now and in the near future. Have I wrongly excluded Tesla or others? Recall I am talking about humble sedans. Not so odd, in that most car buyers in the next decade would probably have a similar 'mission'. As much as I love the hybrid Prius, it would not be my choice here in China. Give me a bulletproof inverter and a good electric motor and I'll trust the battery people to provide 'range vs. cost' solutions. This is posed as a personal quesiton but I have little doubt that it is fundamental to the evolution of personal vehicles over the next decade or two. What say the experts?