I poo-poohed them "I don't need that!" until I had a zillion electric outlets and switches to screw into their boxes when I replaced the entire electrical in our first house. After turning a screwdriver 4000 times on the first few boxes I went out and bought a battery unit and zip zip zip I was done.
I still have my ancient craftsman corded unit but it almost never gets used, though manual screwdrivers still get the occasional action.
Yes, they have their place in light to medium duty work. When I installed some pallet racks a few months ago, I drilled many 9/16” x 3 1/2” deep holes in the concrete. I used my corded 1/2” Mikita drill. It was a very heavy duty job for over 6 hours of pounding,that a cordless couldn’t handle. I was glad to drag the cord around because it gave my hands a short break from the “tingles” caused by the constant vibration. I tried with my Ridged 20v and got 1 hole, completely drained the battery and overheated the drill.
I think EVs are going to be similar in the way we use them. Convenience! Run to the parts store, grocery store, restaurant, etc... When it’s time to grab the trailer, we’ll run to the petrol station and fuel up diesel. we’ll leave the engine run while we hook up the trailer just to hear the old familiar sound, breath deep the beautiful aroma from the exhaust... lol!
I put a deposit on one of those heavy duty Tesla trucks for my son. They sure look strange, but I can hardly wait to see how it can tow. I’ll post a screenshot of some of the specs. 500 mile range (not towing) and 14k towing capacity. Sounds very promising!