Re: A load of ignorance about charging etc in the article and comments
The difference between the dawn of motor cars and today is that the number of ICE cars slowly increased as the price dropped, and the refuelling network grew alongside it to meet demand. If the government wants to encourage a rapid conversion to EVs it has to enable/encourage/force the charging infrastructure to be built at an equally rapid rate.
You're right about reliability, though. My EV is the first car that's completely failed to start in about 40 years of driving.