EVs will have 500 mile range in about 6 years, perhaps a bit sooner. That is calculated at the average annual improvement of lithium batteries, not accounting for any dramatic breakthroughs. With the introduction of silicon into the electrodes (which is already happening at Tesla) we could see the 500 mile range more rapidly. Keep in mind that 500 miles is the approximate range that consumers think that they need but actually will almost never need.
Hydrogen is dead on arrival. You can't make hydrogen without electricity. It's a very energy intensive process. Toyota has something like 27 cars in California that run hydrogen and they require biannual tank inspections because if that tank ruptures, you are heading to the moon. And didn't anyone mention that the car's performance is abominable? Makes an EV look like a formula one car. Where are you going to refuel? There is EV charging in many thousands of locations in California (and major cities elsewhere) and I'm guessing about 10 hydrogen stations. Hydrogen ain't gonna happen, let go of that Bush era fantasy.
Synthesizing gasoline from other fuels like natural gas may make it cleaner than it is today but they would have to keep the prices below $2.50 a gallon and they would need an unprecedented production ramp up to make a dent in the oil industry. If gas is above $2.50 then EVs have won the game. (I'm not sure how burning carbon can ever be carbon neutral btw)
You have only affirmed my point by saying you are sticking with ICE because it's the most economical choice. Most consumers would agree with you. Therefore, EVs are on a trajectory to win you over as they will be, by far, the most economical choice. The Tesla drive train will last 1,000,000 miles and the battery should last 500,000 miles at 90% of the original capacity. ICE cars don't do that.