They’re the hottest thing in the car industry, and are consuming the plans, resources, and time of just about every automotive manufacturer in the world. So why haven’t electric vehicles actually taken off yet? The technology exists. They’re good for the environment. And some of the latest models actually look pretty decent. But consumers, so far, have been reluctant to embrace electric vehicles on a mass scale. In 2015, sales of electric cars accounted for only three percent of all vehicle purchased in the U.S., according to data from the Alternative Fuels Data Center. Even hybrid gas-electric vehicles have never really taken off as predicted, and their sales have faltered in recent years too. So why are people choosing to drive irresponsible gas guzzlers when we could all be driving battery powered electric cars? Read on to find out.