If my crystal ball isn't malfunctioning, I see a future with small, overpriced & ugly electric & hybrid hatchbacks, and huge, grossly overpriced ICE trucks and SUVs. Now we're seeing electric pickups emerge, which I think is hilarious.
This trend of balancing the 14mpg Suburban against the 100+mpg electric / hybrid for CAFE purposes has killed all the stuff in the middle, starting with mid-sized ICE sedans & coupes (RIP Fusion & Focus, wave bye-bye to the Camaro). It wasn't lack of demand that killed the sedan in the U.S.....it's CAFE. We've all seen in automotive news the monstrosity that will surely replace Ford's mid-sized coupe.
This is a lot of change for middle-class Americans currently driving $25,000 2 and 4-door cars. I'm in no way prepared to shell out $35K for any car, ICE or electric. Tesla, and to a smaller degree, GM, didn't seem to take a price point into consideration when tossing their hats into this ring. $34K+ for a Volt.....seriously? I'm happy for the multitudes of people who can justify that in their own minds, or even more so, the $100K price tag on a Model S. For the rest of us, I hope this doesn't mean an affordable electric car will look much like a Smart Car. If so, I may be nursing my 2018 Mustang through its golden years, until gasoline becomes a commodity of the super-rich.