The premise is wrong, I think. From a small base, electric cars are gaining popularity. This is a global analysis . It’s different and new, but once you drive one, it’s easy not to fall in love. They only make sense in the U.S. if they can be charged at home or at work. My 60-mile round trip commute will be completed three times without the need to recharge in cold weather and four times in good weather.
An EV can go 2-3x farther with a dollar of fuel than an ICE car. They are also much easier to maintain, so they will last for a lot longer. If you commute a lot, your breakeven point may be less than 4 years. They are also very enjoyable to drive.