Tinkering at the edges
Electric vehicles are a great example of trying to solve problems in pieces, rather than looking at the bigger picture.
As a replacement for the existing internal combustion engine car, an electric car is pants of the first order, sucks donkey balls, and early adopters are going to end up like Betamax owners of days gone past.
Henry Ford famously observed that if he'd delivered what his customers wanted, it would be "faster horses", and we are at a similar threshold of a paradigm change.
Where electric vehicles will (and it is a "will", not might about it) score big is when you add them to autonomous tech. Which will lead to a "huh" moment as the public twig (and looking at the financial implications will be the killer punch) that it's insane to keep a private car on a drive doing fuck all for 20+ hours a day, when you can Uber-up a taxi in less time than it takes to put a coat on. (Now the Uber interest in self driving cars makes sense).
The future will be a network of driverless cars - all electric, charging as and when (so no need for much more work on batteries). Silently and emissionlessly cruising the streets (this will be a city-first shift) between pickups. No traffic. No accidents. Much less wear and tear on the vehicles themselves, as they will be driven properly and for maximum efficiency.
In 100 years, we will look back at 1900-2000 and be astounded at the existence of private motor car ownership, as we go back to a model of shared resource usage. New houses won't need drives or garages for a start (not that UK houses are built with garages anymore anyway). Which might help.
If you want a "fact" to back me up, how long will it be before the first autonomous car owners start pimping them out on an "Air-ring'n'ride" sort of service. Powered by Uber, no doubt ?
However, you're probably best keeping this knowledge to yourselves. Any discussion in the wider world will run into the "it's all about me brigade" as people use their individual circumstances as a reason that progress will simply stop where it is.
Incidentally, if the future of remote working that was promised us when I was at Uni in the 80s had actually been delivered, it's unlikely we'd be discussing this now.
As for battery tech - fuck the cars, it's the smartphones that need a boost. Really we should be aiming for a week on charge, no matter what you're doing.
If you've made it this far, firstly - well done. Secondly, read backwards and work out all the vested interests that are most definitely not going to like the future that is developing. Then look at where the problems are. I can't guarantee a 1:1 relationship. But it wouldn't surprise me.
Final note - for all the kicking and screaming, what happened to entire industries that were supported by horse-drawn transport as cars took over. They just died. What's happened before can happen again.