I was born & raised in Glendale, Calif (LA area). It used to be a good place to live (except for the quakes), but not anymore. It's like those in power have gone so far to the dark side that they can't see reality anymore. Battery powered cars will affect the ozone. The end result would be worse than running cars on gasoline. Oh yeah, don't forget they hate car racing of any kind and would love to kill motorsports.
My personal favorite is those driving their Leaf or whatever with logos or bumper stickers proclaiming "Zero Emissions"
Yeah, as long as you ignore the the emissions resulting from manufacturing; the toxic waste of spent batteries, and the coal-fired power plant generating the electricity to charge it.