This country may not yet be ready to embrace the cost-effectiveness of solar panels, a battery electric vehicle (BEV) due to our addiction to cheap coal, natural gas and petroleum prices - the latter three are all dangerous to burn as if there is no tomorrow.
But I believe that the future for consumer cars will not be hybrid cars where the electric motor only kicks in at stop lights but EV-ER i.e. Electric vehicle with extended range - a vehicle that has two unique and separate motors - an electric motor to drive the cars for 50 miles on a charge and then unlimited miles on the gasoline tank such as Chevy VOLT. I am hoping that Nissan does not do mistake of what BMW did with their EV-ER of only a very small gasoline tank but do something like the VOLT and even better.
Ask me how much I save driving the Chevy VOLT and how much I save with my 36 solar panels (including the initial cost) and yes.... you will be angry why you have not done it.