8 Reasons Why Hybrids and EVs Are Beloved and Loathed

The rise of electric vehicles is finally a real-world phenomenon. Between luxury icons with hybrid versions and electric-powered sports cars, the auto industry has changed, yet not everyone is on board. For every green car enthusiast, there’s an old-school muscle car driver; for every lover of EVs, there’s an even more violent detractor. Here are the eight reasons people love or hate the trend toward hybrid and all-electric vehicles.

Nissan Leaf8. Haters: They look silly.

In the heyday of the Big Three, cars were enormous and pretty, and guzzled gas like it was water. The mere sight of a 1960 Cadillac Convertible is enough to send classic car enthusiasts into hysterics. GM (NYSE:GM) and Ford (NYSE:F) weren’t shy about putting picturesque mammoths on the road.

Compare that to, say, a Nissan (NSANY.PK) Leaf (pictured), and you have a huge reason why some people loathe electric vehicles and their hybrid counterparts. Their lack of style is almost un-American.