"The argument seems to be that, for the average American driver, diesel can offer equivalent fuel economy to hybrids at a much lower cost than hybrids. Fully-electric vehicles aren't yet applicable to the driving habits of most people."
Man, I'll bet there was a pair of tickets to Hawaii FedExed to this writer from big oil when he delivered this jewel. Most people's daily driving habits are better suited to fully electric vehicles. That said, I know the audience here probably has good reason to be driving diesel but let's be honest about the fact that most people drive less than 40 miles per day which is the sweet spot for electrified vehicles.