You went from airplanes to ships to cars. Like other engineering projects, airplanes and watercraft require a question first: "What is the mission?" For a given mission, one evaluates the options and then makes a choice, if possible. As batteries continue to improve (and the amount of research going on is like no other race I've ever witnessed), the options will improve.We have a huge, mature and well figured sorted infrastructure to deliver fossil fuels to the point of use with little geographic spacing. How that got to be such a bad thing eludes me still. Saving the planet with Teslas is not happening.
With regard to cars, and your comment, we have another "huge, mature and well figured sorted infrastructure" (sic) to deliver electricity to the point of use with little geographic spacing. It's even more flexible and ubiquitous than gas stations.