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Thu Nov 3, 2016, 01:05 PM

1. I've been driving EVs nearly 5 years. I don't get this.

Local EVSEs? Great idea. Highway EVSEs around huge metro areas? Ditto. But the idea that EVSEs spaced for interstate travel will accelerate adoption makes no real sense to me.

My car will do a bit over 200 miles on a charge. Top right now is a bit over 300. The first EV I had did 80-100 depending on speed and heater use.

I don't charge them or use them any differently, other than obviously not charging as often.

Why? Because I'm either driving local commutes with days that almost never exceed the lower range, or driving on long trips in which case driving 200 miles then stopping for an hour (If you have a dedicated supercharger, or several hours if not) before the next leg is only mildly less aggravating than driving 80 and stopping for half an hour before the next leg. In fact I, a dedicated repeat EV buyer, consider them worthless for trips that require recharging. It makes far more sense on occasional long trips to use some of that 10c/mile savings to rent a gas car for the handful of days a year one is needed if you don't have multiple cars. Could I drive coast to coast in my car? Sure, but why on earth would I want to?

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