DaveinOlyWA wrote:GetOffYourGas wrote:Interesting. Honestly, these maps are more than I dreamed we'd have even just a few years ago. And yet it's nowhere near what we need. It will take a long time to really fill in, especially in "flyover country". We really do need cars with longer range than 150 miles in order to bridge the gaps, and that will be so for another half a decade at least.
Well we now have 5 new stations open (maybe 4?) with new ones coming online nearly every week for the next two years and that is just the beginning. So a "must be 250" mile EV is a limited time need. Yeah the buildout on the fringes has been pathetically slow and without VW's missteps we probably would still be wondering what to do.
Dave, you conveniently miss the part where Washington State has about the best infrastructure in the country. Your experience doesn't map to others', particularly those living in the middle of the country.
I regularly drive 300+ miles in a trip. I don't mind a single stop, but with a "150 mile" car, I would realistically have to stop twice (unless I drove the battery down to 0, and then waited for it to charge to 100%). In a New York winter, that 150 mile car becomes a <100 mile car, and now I need to stop 3 or 4 times to charge. So for me, 240 miles will always be far superior to 150 miles. Point being, don't try to fit everyone else into your mold.