I think the electric cars are neat. I personally would not want to remember to charge, wait to charge, etc. I love the internal combustion engine too- the sound, the characteristics.. I have a turbo charged boxer engine, and a late 80's Ford 302, both manual transmissions. Both cars make me smile going down the road, just hearing that engine note. But I know some peeps love their Teslas, and that is great for them too!
My beef is- politics trying to force EVs, before there are cheap viable alternatives for everyone. When the politicians force no more gas powered cars by 2030 or whenever it is, the price of gas will skyrocket. Then, fleet vehicles, handyman vans, plumbers, etc. costs will soar as well. Not everyone can afford a Tesla/Prius. What about poor people who would otherwise own an older, inexpensive ICE car? What will they do- be forced to take the bus now? It takes fuel to generate electricity, so, just because I no longer see or smell gasoline, does not mean the environment is now cleaner. Plus, batteries are heavy, expensive, and loaded with poisonous elements too- it's not a solution to pollution!
Want cleaner air? Work to make the ICE evolution continue, and make it have even less emissions. It is foolish to think that just because a technology has been in place for 100+ years, we've exhausted it's evolution. We don't apply that same reasoning to medical science! Why throw away one well rolled out and available tech, for the promise of another? And, for people who want & can afford their electric only cars, rock on! They can buy that- if that is their CHOICE.
OP: Could electric vehicles cause a boom in pinball? Sure/maybe? I know there have been creative bundling of charging stations and Panera restaurants, and I'm sure others. Not sure if it will be easy to break into the already made "agreements" (perhaps analygous to the mafia-like pinball route wars of the 70's?) but, if there could be a clean place to chillax and play some pinball, sure why not?