All of the responses to this are reasonable, but they rely upon one huge premise: "As long as you don't ever need to drive more than X miles without stopping for Y hours to recharge..."
That's a pretty big hangup for someone who wants an "all-purpose" vehicle, which is what gas-powered cars are. They're an increasingly unappreciated modern wonder - moving people around at an unlimited range at a high rate of speed without any time restriction for resting the power plant (horses, batteries, etc.) - that we've taken for granted for over a century now.
As flawed as it is, hybrid tech has that ability. All-electric (as of 2015) does not.
Maybe as people have become increasingly hooked into urban society and become less geographically mobile in everyday life, they've forgotten how important it is to have an unlimited range sometimes? I mean, which is easier to haul when stuck outside of civilization and out of "fuel" - hauling a gas can, or a two ton dead battery with four wheels? Are we all counting on our cellphones and some stranger with a tow truck to bail us all out in a pinch (or worse)?