Re: Elon may be right
I bought my first new car ever last year. I dearly wanted to get a hybrid, but when it comes down to it, I went with a gas version of the Kia Soul. The added $ was just not worth it when I could only charge it at home & the added cost of installing a proper charger.(I actively avoid traveling to metro areas from where I live in the boonies).
Distance anxiety and lack of public charging, the high cost of electricity from Pacific Gas & Electric. You know, the corporation responsible for the fires and enforced blackouts in Northern California.
In the Bay Area, it's a different story- accessible charging, even free charging. This side of the mountains is another story.
Outside of the metro areas, it's a LONG way between where you live, where ya want to go & where you can recharge. Unless you are traveling to a metro area as part of your itinerary & have the time needed to recharge there, you are SOL.