Electric vs Gas powered vehicles

What is your viewpoint on electric cars vs. gas powered vehicles? Do you feel that one is safer to drive over the other, and which is better in the long run for the environment? 

Parents
  • Electric is better long term for the environment, IF we can start generating all electricity from renewable sources.

Reply
  • Electric is better long term for the environment, IF we can start generating all electricity from renewable sources.

Children
  • The dream would be replacing all fossil fuel machines with electric that has energy supplied by nuclear power plants.