Exactly, and I think it is huge that Amazon's new show Grand Tour (Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond) opened with three ultra performance hybrids. If they are breaking away from the classic ICE, even just a small amount, I sense the entire market is about to suddenly transform.
Mazda even announced EV development. I had basically written them off. Same with Toyota. I think failure of new Prius in US market made them realize their way forward here was not working.
Bottom line is many younger buyers wouldn't even consider something without a plug, or at least a good hybrid. Prius was okay when it was the only car of its sort, but now there are a lot more interesting hybrids.
PS, I don't think of Lutz as a visionary, I think he missed the market with the Volt and has called the Bolt a compliance EV. I think if they hard started with a Nissan Juke size crossover with GM styling they could have sold 2 or 3 times as many, and the Bolt is likely going to outsell the Volt 2 or 3 to 1 as well. Conversely, if they gave the Volt BMW styling, 0-60 in about 6 seconds, it would have sold well too. Lutz went too pedestrian with Gen 1 Volt.