Plug-in Hybrid as an ideal compromiss
For a transition period is the plug-in hybrid an ideal compromiss. Able for long distances with the ICE internal combustion engine, but in the every day usage most time an electric car.
The sell of an electric car fails in 99% of cases by the range. A second car for the family, but one time the year, the wife wants to drive 300km. Second car? Yes, with this is a niche market determined.
Plug-in Hybrid is 2 cars in one, BYD expresses this with the term "Dual Mode". An electric car and a hybrid car. Just a car without range problem, possible to drive from Salzburg to Murcia.
The ICE as a generator, also called range extender, solves the range and load time problems at the electric cars.
The new patended batteries are natural also ideal for a plug-in hybrid, for example in a medium sized car with 20 kWh batteries and short time 100 kW demand. But the age of plug-in hybrids have to seen in the light of the new knowledge as a transition period until everywhere are fast charging systems available.
When a battery can be charged in 5 minutes, it's only a question of an every where available infrastructrue to do all travels with an electric only car. Depending on car class with batteries for 150 to 500 km built in. All exotic solutions like hydrogen and fuel call are then only for the technic museum.