Pure electric vehicles are inevitably small and feeble or premium-priced, niche products like the Teslas? Not true. The mining industry has 350 kW pure electric ore trucks – see the IDTechEx report, Electric Vehicles for Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2015-2025. BYD has a 3.5 tonne heavy duty forklift for use where a hybrid or diesel forklift would have been used. Pure electric articulated buses now have range to 250 km.