The Hyundai Kona also now comes in an all electric model. 250 miles on a charge, which will cover anybody's regular driving needs. Long trips are still problematic, but I can fly to Florida for $85 these days - why would I drive? I could also rent a car for longer trips, and still come our cheaper, and with less overall emissions. I live 12 miles from the nearest town, and most of my music playing is 40 miles each way. I'd consider one of these electrics, after it has depreciated a little. The battery replacement thing is kind of a non-issue, IMHO. It's warrantied for 100K miles, and many, many priuses are still on the road with the original battery after 200K. After 100+K, I'd be looking at a junkyard replacement rather than a brand-new one from Toyota, just like if my tranny went out.