What will happen to hybrids over time as Tesla closes the gap between electric and gas? Will hybrids fall behind gas and full electric?
I think you're missing what a hybrid is meant to do.
You remember back when to get 350 hp out of a car, you were looking at a solid 6.4L V8 with a 4-speed manual transmission in a 1967 Mustang?
The only reason for a hybrid is the power density of fuel compared to batteries - liquid fuel is simply so much more dense
As batteries get better this gap will reduce and the niche for a hybrid will get slowly smaller
A 300 mile drive followed by a 75% recharge in 20 minutes is more than most people will ever need - and this is what the Tesla 3 and the Chevy Bolt are bringing this year
In another 5 years......
Gas prices are going to rise - and rise and rise - the pure petrol car will eventually be phased out
To those who talk about performance - NO - it is much easier to simply get more oomph out of the battery electric drivetrain - rather than having to add the weight and complexity of an engine gearbox and generator