I apologise profusely. At least I do know what happened between 1812 and 1814.
It’s basically a typical Euromobile/Korean in appearance. The US tends not to see our ordinary cars. The shape is surprisingly low drag. I suspect that its largest volumes in the long term will be in Europe/Asia.
Batteries, batteries, batteries.
But we’re where we are today. There’s a vast amount of nearly invisible infrastructure with any form of transport other than, perhaps, a wood sailing boat, and that’s the other problem.
As an example, look at LED lighting. It’s being made for 110V and 230VAC because nobody wants the expense of rewiring their house lighting circuits for the 48VDC bus that would make an awful lot of sense for LED lights, computers, and chargers for everything from phones to power tools.
It’s worth pointing out too that if the ICE had never been developed, it’s unlikely that electric cars would be fast. Tesla had to find a reason for people to buy expensive, heavy, limited range vehicles. They focussed on the US obsession with 0-60 acceleration which makes traffic merging a kind of war zone. In Europe few people care though most cars have much longer 0-60 times. Would the same have happened in the US?
It’s even possible that in this alternate reality some Musk II would look at how electricity was mostly generated - LNG by now perhaps - and, after a series of blackouts due to overloaded distribution systems, suggest moving the power plant to the vehicle, making it more self contained. Thus the fuel cell would replace the battery - as may yet happen.