rcm4453 wrote:...See I don't get why they even bother with articles focusing so much on road trips in BEVS? ...
EVs have a learning curve. Old news to those of us that have already made all the rookie mistakes, but as EVs are starting to show up on the radar of average buyers, this is all still news to them. Bolt Facebook page (actually, almost any EV Facebook page) is a daily lesson on the misconceptions held by new or potential owners. Putting these stories out helps educate the newly interested in what to expect, and an opportunity for experienced users to offer some useful sage advice on how to have a good experience.
I understand the educational aspect for new people I just get tired of the articles that put BEVs in a negative light based solely on their inability to compete with ICE vehicles on road trips. Why focus so much on the 1-2% of a vehicles utility (road trips) when it excels in every other way 98-99% of the time?
I personally feel it's just a mindset thing, what do people really NEED vs. what they THINK they need. Because people are so used to having 400 miles of range all the time they think that's what they need every day. Same way of thinking comes into play with road trips, you don't need a vehicle that excels in that area when you rarely ever use it for that purpose. Better to have a vehicle that excels in 98-99% of it's required utility (BEV) vs an ICE vehicle which only excels in 1-2% of it's total utility. Is it really that big of a deal to rent a car for the 1 or 2 road trips you might take a year? I don't know, maybe I'm just too practical of a person, maybe the mainstream population just doesn't think that way.