game changing though?
For sure. Imagine even 1 in 4 of the cars / vans on the road in London being electric. Noise and emission pollution would be dramatically reduced. This is especially true if the segment buying large SUVs start to convert to electric.
Most electric cars also come with advanced safety or autonomous driving features (radar cruise etc) which are proven to be safer on motorways than humans driving, so fewer accidents.
Range improvement will definitely come but, for now, more frequent stops to charge means more breaks for the occupants which also increases safety.
If more autonomous capabilities really come through in the next few years, the mobility support for the disabled or elderly / isolated will increase too.