Electric motorcycles and scooters are quick, require very little maintenance, and (give a hoot) don't pollute. So what is the major hurdle in the acceptance of electric vehicles: range, recharging time, price? Or something else entirely, like the lack of sound & vibration, or no gears to shift? The author of the article link below believes the major hurdle in the acceptance of electric vehicles isn't range or any of the others, but recharging time. http://motorbikewriter.com/electric-motorcycles-to-recharge-in-seconds/ Electric motorcycles like Zero have acceptable range, and KTM's electrics can take as little as 50 minutes to recharge on 220v, but there are still long charging times of several hours for most electrics which would leave motorists stranded. Let's say that this is your personal top reason for not getting an EV. What if you could buy an electric motorcycle that could be recharged in minutes, rather than hours? With all off its other benefits and shortcomings, would that alone be enough for you to buy one? I've already purchased one, and like all current electrics, it has its shortcomings: one must stay ever conscious of range, where to plug in, and for how long. Price has also been a concern but has been steadily coming down. Major auto and bike manufacturers continue to devote a large amount of R&D to create EV's that we want to ride and drive. That said, does it matter to you? A few pro’s to electrics: Reduces dependence on fossil fuels vs getting energy from solar, stored in batteries, used to power our homes, electronics, and vehicles Less-polluting as long as the source of electricity is based on solar/wind/geothermal/wave current/etc. and the batteries themselves continue to be recycled as they currently are by Tesla, Toyota, etc. Torque, acceleration, silent operation, simplicity of mechanics, near-zero maintenance, no clutch/shifting, and so on And a few cons: ICE offers vastly more choices, gas is relatively inexpensive, has a global network of refueling stations that take minutes to top off, and range is less of a concern. Prices for EV's still average more than their gas counterparts, though companies like Tesla's gigafactories were built to bring down the costliest part of EV's: lithium Like oil, there is a limited supply of lithium and cobalt ore on our planet to sustain demand. For me, all of the other things are subjectives; ie, the sound of combustion, the thrill of simultaneously meshing gears with your hand, feet, eyes, and ears, vibration, etc. Companies like HD are making crossroads into bringing some of the nuances of ICE into their el-motos, a signature sound for example, but time will tell if these are enough to satisfy current ICE riders and for manufacturers to learn what matters most to future buyers.